Pump it up – it makes sense
Underinflated tyres are among the leading causes of tyre failure. They increase the tyre footprint, increasing friction and wear. A tyre doesn’t need to look a little flat to be underinflated, so always check it using a tyre gauge. In fact, a tyre with 25 per cent of the air let out of it looks like a fully inflated tyre.
Here are some common issues…
• Increased rolling resistance which makes the engine work harder
• Uneven tread wear, with the edges of the tyre wearing out faster
• Poor braking performance leading to safety concerns
• Increased fuel consumption due to the rolling resistance
Over-inflated tyres on the other hand give you a bumpier ride, compromise handling and create uneven tread wear. There is a myth that the more your tyre is inflated, the better fuel economy is. This isn’t a practical solution. It’s best to keep your tyres inflated at the recommended level.
Why not get in touch with Shane or Henk to help with some of these key challenges that face fleet efficiency at present. We’ve got the tech and solutions to help solve these issues.