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
- We recommend you go to a petrol station or garage that has an air pump, and top up the pressure in your tyres.
- 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.
- Once you’ve inflated the tyres, the warning symbol on your dashboard might not disappear straight away.
- 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.