Most drivers are aware of the fact that tires need to be correctly inflated, but many do not regularly head to a garage to check if their vehicle’s tires meet the required level and the tire monitoring systems haven’t become a widespread feature yet.
Renault UK and Michelin have created a special offer to make this vital check as easy as possible. Drivers who purchase a set of two Michelin fuel-efficient tires from a Renault dealer in May and June will get a free digital pressure gauge.
“Under inflation by a seemingly small 7psi could reduce tyre life by up to 20%. Under inflation by more than 14psi could risk rapid deflation, will adversely affect handling and grip and will mean the vehicle to which they’re fitted uses an extra tank of fuel each year. Worryingly, braking distance in the wet increases by 11 metres,” stated the press release.
“Correct inflation pressures are an important factor in increasing the life of a vehicle’s tyres as well as directly affecting the vehicle’s safety and, critically, maximising braking effectiveness, particularly in the wet. Keeping tyres at the correct pressure and using energy efficient tyres reduces your engine’s workload, saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. With drivers keeping a keen eye on the cost of motoring, this free digital tyre pressure gauge could make the world of difference,” said Roger Loderick, Product Manager - Service, Wear & Tear, Tyres, Oil, Renault UK Limited.