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The importance of correct tyre pressure

Image showing how to check your tyre pressure

The correct tyre pressure is vital for both safety and for extending the life of your tyre.

You should check your tyre pressures monthly, including the spare and before any long distance driving. Make sure the tyre pressures match the pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Tyre pressures should if possible be checked cold. If tyre pressures are checked hot, add 4 to 5 psi (0.3 bar) to the recommended pressures.

In the case of unusual pressure loss, the internal and external condition of the tyre should be checked, as well as the condition of the wheel and valve.

 

Get a grip on tyre pressures!


Maximum grip on the road is vital for road safety. This can only be achieved with the correct pressure in your tyres. The diagram below shows how much grip a tyre has on the road depending on its pressure.

Image showing amount of tyre grip depending on tyre pressure

 

Tyre pressures - top tips


1 - Safety


Under inflated tyres can not only overheat increasing the chances of it bursting, but also lead to poor handling of your vehicle. Low pressure on the front axle will increase under steer (fig. 1) whereas low pressure on the rear axle will increase over steer (fig. 2).

fig.1 Under steer

Understeer

fig.2 Over steer

Oversteer
 

 

2 - Economy


Over inflated and under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be changed more often. Even 60% inflation, which is not uncommon, can increase tyre wear and significantly shorten the life of the tyre. Vehicles with under inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that requires more fuel to maintain the same speed.

3 - Environment


Correct tyre pressure helps to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This equates to lower CO2 emissions from your vehicle and helps protect the environment.

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What our customers think

A friendly independent garage that I have been using for years. They have maintained a range of cars for me in that time and have kept me on the road without breaking the bank.

Ian Williams - May 2018

Took car in with potential brake problem. Had been told by previous garage there might be a problem, Cresecent was the 2nd opinion. Brakes were indeed in bad condition, which they showed to me before i paid, to highlight they labour they'd done. Really appreciated that, as a non expert even I knew they didnt look right! Prices reasonable for the labour performed. Would use this service again.

Heather Thomas - April 2018

I have recently used Crescent Garage twice for tyre replacements, the second time for those on a high performance Mercedes, and I found their service excellent, prompt, and very good value for money. I would certainly recommend them.

John Adcock; Advena Ltd Leamington - February 2018

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Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Areas served around Leamington Spa:

Barford, Broadwell, Bubbenhall, Burton Green, Chesterton, Cubbington, Eathorpe, Hampton Lucy, Harbury, Hatton, Kenilworth, Keresley, Ladbroke, Lapworth, Lighthorne, Lillington, Long Itchington, Moreton Morrell, Offchurch, Old Milverton, Princethorpe, Priors Hardwick, Radford Semele, Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Sherbourne, Southam, Stockton, Stoneleigh, Sydenham, Warwick, Wellesbourne, Weston Under Wetherley, Whitnash, Ashorne, Balsall Common, Bascote, Bishops Itchington, Bishops Tachbrook, Coventry, Deppers Bridge, Draycote, Leek Wootton, Model Village, Napton, Priors Marsden, Stratford, Tamworth in Arden, Warwickshire

Other services offered by Crescent Garage Ltd Leamington:

Batteries, Brake Inspection, Brakes, Bulb Replacement, Catalytic Converter, Exhausts, MOT, Servicing, Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment

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