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Airway Tyre&Auto Ltd

Why are tyres important?

Your tyres are essential for safe driving; they are the only link between your vehicle and the road – a critical contact area no bigger than the palm of your hand.

Tyres have 4 vital functions:

  • Provide grip for braking and acceleration
  • Maintain steering and directional control
  • Support the weight of the vehicle
  • Act as a shock absorber for vibrations from the road

Don’t take your tyres for granted – for tips on how to look after them visit Bridgestone’s Tyre Safety website  or drop into Airway Tyres .

Call in for a free check today..

Why is the pressure of my tyres so important?

A correct tyre pressure has many benefits.

  • Safety: correct inflation pressure provides better control over the vehicle and optimises road holding, braking stability and stopping distances. At low pressures the tyre runs hotter, leading to a weakening of the tyre components and therefore increasing the risk of a blowout.
  • Economy: helps minimise tyre wear and fuel consumption. Maintaining the correct pressure is the most cost effective way to save fuel.
  • Environment: an under-inflated tyre leads to more fuel consumption and higher CO2 emissions.
  • Comfortable: you drive and steer more easily.