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Dated: 26 April 2010

Poorly Inflated Tyres Cost Drivers Extra On Their Fuel Bills


According to research carried out by TyreSafe, an estimated third of drivers in Great Britain are using more fuel than they actually need and are putting themselves into dangerous driving situations because they fail to regularly check that their tyres have the correct level of air pressure.

This statement comes in a month that has seen the average petrol prices reach a new all time high of 119.9p per litre.

TyreSafe has estimated that £700 million worth of fuel is being wasted each year as a result under inflated tyres. If you ensure that you check the pressure regularly and make certain that your tyres are inflated to their correct level, your tyres will not only last longer, but thanks to the minimum amount of rolling resistance, your fuel bills will not be higher than they need to be.

TyreSafe’s chairman Stuart Jackson was quoted as saying, “The recent rises in petrol prices are hitting drivers hard, yet many are failing to make one very simple check and adjustment that could save them hundreds of pounds over the year.

"By taking just a few minutes once a month to ensure that their tyres are inflated to the recommended levels, many drivers will notice a reduction in their fuel bills, helping to make their motoring safer and more affordable again."



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