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Remember to check on your tyres after the holidays

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As January rolls around, many people have just driven across the country and back after visiting their families for the holidays. It’s truly sweet and heart-warming how the holidays can bring families together, even when people live in different cities. And of course it’s nice to think about that sort of sentimental thing. It brings a smile to the face.

It’s not as nice to think about tyre pressure, but it is important

See, driving thousands of kilometres can do a number on your tyres. If those tyres weren’t properly inflated at the start of your journey, then there’s a good chance that they could be suffering from serious tyre wear now. See, incorrectly inflated tyres wear out much faster, losing traction and becoming a liability. And it’s not easy to tell if you’re driving on underinflated or overinflated tyres without pulling over, getting out an instrument and measuring them by hand.

Or at least, that’s how things used to be. These days, it’s easier than ever to know when your tyre pressure needs fixing. You can get a tyre pressure monitoring system, and the TPMS practically does the job for you. It’s a handy device that automatically measures the pressure levels inside each of your tyres, and can be calibrated to the specs of your vehicle such as its weight (since different vehicles need their tyres operating at different pressures). If the tyre pressure isn’t what it should be, the automatic tyre sensors will register it and will alert you with a light and a sound so you can immediately take action. It’s far better than the alternative – driving for ages on tyres that need attending to, and wearing them out.

It will save you a lot of money and petrol in the long run if you’re kind to your tyres, so even if you’re not going to make that long drive until next December, you should use this reminder to take the opportunity to check out the TPMS for yourself. Safe-T-Tyre offers top-notch tyre sensors to keep your tyres healthy and avoid unnecessary tyre wear, helping you stay safe and in control on the roads.

And if you’re in the kind of business that does a lot of driving about, something like trucking or logistics where you have to carry heavy loads, then now is the perfect time to install a tyre pressure monitor before the year’s business really picks up. Get in touch before the summer ends and stay safe.