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Shocking stats every motorist needs to know about tyres!

Did you know tyre pressure can affect fuel consumption!

14th Apr 2022
Michael Seggie
Shocking stats every motorist needs to know about tyres!

Shocking stats every motorist needs to know about tyres!

Are you keeping on top of your tyre maintenance? Do you know the condition of your tyres and which ones to service first? According to surprising tyre statistics, many motorists are falling behind in this important job. With that in mind, here's a few statistics every motorist needs to know.

You are consuming more fuel if your tyre pressure is low.

Did you know? 56.8% of cars in the UK are using tyres that are at least 4 PSI below the recommended pressure. 56.8%! If you're not sure what PSI means, that's pounds per square inch of air pressure. Say goodbye to those PSIs and check your tyre pressure this week

Check if your tyres are legal

It's unbelievable that in the 21st century there are still motorists driving around on dangerous tyres. However, we have learned from data that unsafe tyres in the UK costs motorists over £24 million in additional running costs each year. That's a very hefty bill, and it's one that can be easily avoided by drivers taking care of their tyres.

Most common MOT failures

Did you know that of all the car defects tested in UK MOT tests, tyres are the most common reason for MOT failure. In 2022, there were over 2 million car defects leading to motorist rejection on their MOT test due to tyre defects.


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