Motor insurance customers 'can save fuel' by checking tyres

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Car insurance customers could save on fuel costs if they check and adjust tyre pressures regularly, it has been suggested.

Independent research has revealed that nine in ten motor insurance policyholders are taking direct action to reduce fuel consumption but Protyre has said people do not realise the impact of low pressure tyres.

The UK's leading independent tyre distribution network is calling on car insurance holders to ensure they maintain their tyres as per guidance in their vehicle handbook.

Correctly inflated tyres reduce stopping distances, enhance grip and make cars more fuel efficient as well as lowering their CO2 emissions.

The network suggests that motor insurance holders check the tyre depth on their four wheels.

In the UK, the legal tread depth for tyres is 1.6mm. Any drivers caught with worn tyres may be subject to a fine of up to £2,500 as well as three penalty points, which will affect car insurance premiums.

Posted by Rick Malone

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