Why is it important to check your tyre pressures regularly?
Regularly monitoring the pressure of your tyres is vital if you want your car to be safe on the road. You should check your car tyres (including the spare) to make sure they are not under- or over-inflated every two weeks or before long journeys.
Your brakes and steering will be adversely affected by under- or over-inflated tyres. To benefit from lower fuel bills, longer tyre life, increased safety and reduced CO2 emissions, make sure you check your tyre pressures regularly.
Excessive or uneven tyre wear may be caused by faults in the braking or suspension systems, or wheels which are out of alignment. Have these faults corrected as soon as possible.
If you're carrying heavy loads, you'll need to increase the air pressure in your car tyres to compensate.
You can find the correct tyre pressures for heavy loads in your car’s handbook, and some cars will also display pressure information on the driver’s door pillar.
Always remember to re-adjust your tyre pressures when you return to using your car as normal.