Be Vigilant with Your Tyres this Winter
With winter just around the corner, the bitter-cold nights and the frosty mornings are even more of a reason to be vigilant on the roads and to make sure that you’ve got tyres that are up to facing the challenging weather conditions. If you’re a driver who needs a little push in the right direction, or if you need some advice on how to be vigilant with your tyres, take a look at our advice below!
Of course, you’ll notice when the weather becomes much colder than usual, the tire pressure monitoring system light on your dashboard lights up more and you want to know why this happens, and more importantly, how to make it less of an issue. Well, it’s recommended by Steve at C.H Render that you check your car’s tyre pressure when the temperature drops significantly in the winter, to help keep the tyre pressure monitoring system light off your dashboard, and to keep your car safe on the road at all times.
Winter is the most typical time of year that motorists see the tyre pressure monitoring system on their dashboard and become worried about the condition of their tyres. Often when this happens, the tyre pressure monitoring system shows for the morning when it’s considerably colder than in the afternoon, and so later on, the light automatically turns off. But, this doesn’t mean that your car’s tyre pressure is correct, or that it has somehow fixed itself throughout the day – you should check your tyre pressure on a regular basis to make sure that it is correct, otherwise, you could be putting yourself and others at risk. Failure to make sure that your tyre pressure is correct, especially in the winter weather, could mean that you’d have to get your tyres repaired from any damage, and your fuel mileage would decrease by at least 0.3 percent – it might not seem like much of an issue, but it really is, predominantly for those who travel much further in distance.
You should check your car’s tyre pressure should be checked at least once a month, if not more frequently – the last thing you’d need in a winter storm is to be stranded at the side of the road, waiting for roadside assistance to repair your tyres. So, to save yourself the embarrassment of deflated tyres in the winter, despite all of the advice and warnings, be extra vigilant this winter!