Tyres are the only point of contact a
vehicle has with the road.
It is therefore vitally important for motorists to check their tyres regularly.
Maintaining correct tyre pressure has benefits other than safety. Under or over inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be replaced more regularly. Under inflated tyres increase the rolling resistance that require more fuel to maintain the same speed.
Correct tyre pressure also benefits the environment by maintaining optimum fuel efficiency, and reduces CO2 emissions.
Tyre pressure should be checked when the tyres are cold. Driving to a petrol station can cause an increase in tyre temperature that increase the pressure in the tyre giving you an inaccurate tyre pressure reading.
To help motorists maintain optimum tyre pressure, Ring Automotive has a range of air compressors. These compact air compressors can easily be stored in the car
to check and inflate checks your car tyres as part of your overall car maintenance before a journey. Alternatively, you can use one of Ring's tyre pressure gauges.
Keep tyre pressure at the manufacturer’s recommended level and check you have at least 3mm of tread.
The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6mm*, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre.
For safety reasons it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing at 3 millimetres.
At 1.6mm in wet weather it takes an extra car length (8 metres) to stop at 50 mph than if your tread was 3 millimetres.
To help you check your tread depth Ring's range of tyre pressure gauges includes tyre tread depth gauges, ensuring you never exceed the minimum limit of 1.6mm.