Why is tyre pressure important?

A tyre is incapable of performing as it should be without air pressure:

  • Correct air pressure in a tyre supports the distribution of the weight of your vehicle evenly across the tyre's tread pattern, so that the tyre and the vehicle itself is at its most stable.
  • When a tyre is over or under-inflated, it loses stability, negatively affecting handling, cornering and stopping as well as reduces the life of the tyre.
  • Under-inflated or over- inflated tyres cause different types of wear, however an under-inflated tyre could increase tyre failure or blowout, due to the tyre casing enduring the vehicles weight without the support of air pressure.