Car Insurance: 'Drivers should check their tyres weekly'

Tuesday, 02 December 2008

Motorists are risking a car insurance claim because they do not check their tyre pressure on a regular basis, according to Haynes.

The publisher of vehicle manuals highlighted research by jamjar cars which revealed 87 per cent of drivers are forgetful when it comes to this type of basic maintenance.

Haynes also said women were worse than men when it came to checking tyre pressure, as they tend to neglect it altogether or leave it to others to carry out.

It stated motorists should be ensuring their tyres are pumped up to the manufacturer's recommended level once a week.

The company said people who fail to carry out this five-minute check are risking a crash and subsequent motor insurance claim.

Haynes reminded motorists to include their spare tyre when testing the pressure as well.

Earlier this year, the publisher announced it had published a biography of the Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

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