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Underinflated Tyres Are Much More Susceptible To Rubber Wear


“Tyre” and “tire” are homophones – words that sound the same, but are spelled differently, and mean quite different things. The former, of course, is the ring of vulcanised rubber that fits around the wheel of your vehicle, protecting it and giving it the friction it needs to function at peak performance. The latter is a verb that means to get tired, or to wear out. Beyond the fact that they sound similar, there’s a connection here – if you don’t take good care of your tyres, then the will tire – they’ll wear out.

It’s a fact that underinflated tyres are much more susceptible to rubber wear than properly inflated tyres. Thanks to the low pressure, tyres that aren’t properly inflated get dragged across the road rather than just rolling on it, which means that the treads will get worn down much faster, and the rubber gets shredded. Because of this, it’s easier for them to get punctured, which of course is disastrous.

Unfortunately, most people don’t even think about the condition of their tyres until something goes wrong. It’s when there’s a blowout that they realise they’re stuck in the middle of nowhere. To avoid this, you should get a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Buying tyre sensors that measure the pressure within your tyres will ensure that you always know the pressure levels inside them, so they won’t get too worn out (or tired) without you noticing. Even if you aren’t paying attention, the TPMS includes an alarm that will sound when they drop below a healthy level, so you can reinflate them before something bad happens. Having the necessary tools to keep your tyres healthy and take care of them is an important part of driving. That way, your tyres will always be peppy and full of energy, and won’t be exhausted from too much driving and not enough care.