If you've ever had this alert appear on your vehicle’s dashboard (see symbol appeared on the dashboard in picture) that tells you when your tyre pressure is low, then your vehicle will be fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
These systems are very useful and can be found in all vehicles that have a manufacturing date of 2014 and later. This safety feature is fitted to the wheels of all cars and some vans. It uses a sensor to detect sudden or gradual changes in tyre pressure and alerts the driver.
Keeping your tyres properly inflated is essential for your safety on the road. Not only will correct tyre pressures reduce the risk of suffering a dangerous high speed blowout, but it will also give you better handling and braking.
What's more, maintaining your vehicle's tyre pressure at the correct inflation means your tyres will last longer, you'll use less fuel and you'll even reduce your impact on the environment.
It's normal for your tyres to lose pressure over time so it's important that you check them at least once a month or before long journeys.
Check for any tyre damage
|Tyre tread depth||What does this mean?||What should I do?|
|4mm||Your tyre is 62% worn||Inspect monthly and keep a close eye on it|
|3mm||Your tyre is 78% worn||Recommend changing it now|
|1.6m||Your tyre is 100% worn||This is the legal requirement so should be replaced immediately|