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Under-inflated tyres costing millions

The importance of regular tyre pressure checks have been highlighted after it was revealed that over 95% of cars have under-inflated tyres.

It is estimated that this is costing British motorists £2.2 million on wasted fuel every day.

Regular tyre checks are more important in the winter, when temperatures can fluctuate considerably, leading to a fall in tyre pressure.

The average tyre loses roughly 1psi of pressure for every 10 degree drop in temperature.

Studies by Cooper Tire Europe found that just 5% of vehicles are running on correctly inflated tyres.

The remaining 95% are risking not only increasing their stopping distances in an emergency, but also raising their fuel consumption by at least 2.5%.

Checks found that the average car tyre was already under-inflated by 10% of the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.

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