It might seem like flogging a dead horse, but it’s that time of year again – the time when it’s colder and wetter, and that means the roads are slipperier. Speaking of dead horses, horses do not do well at all on slippery ground – even when properly shod with horseshoes. If you were trying to ride a horse on a dead or icy road, it might well end up dead. Fortunately, most of us get around by car or other motor vehicle, and not by horse, and tyres are better than hooves and horseshoes on wet surfaces. However, they’re still not great – tyres can skid and vehicles can go out of control, and there’s a greater risk of that if your tyres aren’t properly inflated. Under-inflated tyres are more likely to skid or aquaplane, leading to mishandled turns and potentially fatal crashes.
One important way to prevent this is to ensure that your tyres are properly inflated at all times, and either that means checking them constantly, or it means getting a tyre pressure monitoring system. With a TPMS, you’ll be automatically alerted if your tyre pressure drops below the recommended range, allowing you to take swift action rather than keeping on driving until you don’t make a turn and have an accident. Thanks to sensitive, accurate tyre sensors, you’ll always know whether or not you have the right pressure levels in your tyres, helping you stay safe on the roads even when it’s pouring.