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Fixing low tyre pressure

Low air pressure in your tyres creates increased friction and resistance when you’re driving. This can lead to the following problems:

  • Reduction in range, meaning you have to charge your battery more often. 
  • Premature wear and tear to your tyres, which can lead to safety issues.

How to spot low tyre pressure

Nowadays all cars are fitted with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). If there’s a drop in the pressure of your tyres, the TPMS will activate a warning symbol on your dashboard. Some of our cars can also show you the pressure in each individual tyre.

How to fix low tyre pressure 

  1. We recommend you go to a petrol station or garage that has an air pump, and top up the pressure in your tyres. 
  2. You should be able to find the correct PSI for your tyres in the car’s handbook or on the frame of the driver or passenger doors. 
  3. Once you’ve inflated the tyres, the warning symbol on your dashboard might not disappear straight away. 
  4. If the warning symbol is still displaying after 10 to 15 minutes of driving, please call our Driverline on 03450 348 647 and select the option for Tyres.
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