One of the major risks associate with worn tyres is a longer stopping distance. If your tyres are balding, then they can’t grip the road as well, which means that when you break it will take longer for you to come to a halt, and your vehicle will travel further in this time. This can mean the difference between a narrow escape and crashing into the car in front of you at substantial speed. In short, keeping your tyres in good shape could save you thousands of dollars – or even save your life.
Driving on underinflated tyres is a sure-fire way to wear them out. Anything would get worn out if you were dragging it against asphalt over and over at 70 kilometres per hour – and tyres are no exception. When they’re pumped up fully, they can roll, but at lower pressures, they scrape. And then they wear, and then, before you know it, you have to brake suddenly and you just can’t come to a stop in time.
That’s why it’s a good idea to get a tyre pressure monitoring system. Most people live busy lives and don’t get around to checking their tyre pressure and keeping their tyres properly pumped. This sort of negligence can lead to disaster, as in the above scenario. But with a tyre pressure monitor, you don’t need to remember to check pressure. The machine will constantly measure the pneumatic pressure within your tyres and alert you if it drops too low. Once you’ve been alerted by the TPMS, you can pump the tyres back up at your nearest petrol station, and keep on driving. There’s next to no fuss involved, and it keeps your tyres healthy and allows them to retain a strong grip on the road, so you can stop whenever you need to.