Check Your Tyre Pressure at our Nottingham Autocentres
Visual inspection of your tyres may not indicate if your tyre is over or under inflated. We recommend getting your tyre pressure checked roughly every 2 weeks or before a long journey. A correctly inflated tyre will keep you safe as well ensure better fuel economy. If you are unsure how to check your tyre pressure or don’t have the tools to so, pop down to one of our autocentres and one of the Lindleys team will be happy to assist you.
What should you know about tyre pressure
A tyre can be under or over inflated even if it looks perfectly ok, we recommend that you get your pressures checked roughly every 2 weeks and before any long journey, if you are unsure how to check your pressures or don’t have the tools to do so, just visit our garage at whatever time suits you and one of our staff will be happy to assist.
- You should only test tyre pressures when the tyre has cooled down, it is good practice to leave tyres for roughly half an hour after driving before checking the tyre pressures.
- Driving on tyres that have incorrect pressures will shorten the lifespan and could potentially increase the chance of a tyre failure.
- Under inflated and over inflated tyres can both seriously effect the handling, steering and braking distance of your car.
- Fuel consumption and emissions are also effected by tyre pressures.
- Remember to check your spare tyre pressures! It will lose pressure over time even if it has never been used.
What you should know about filling tyres with Nitrogen
Filling car tyres with Nitrogen is becoming more and more popular through out the UK, it has been used in Aviation and Motor racing, including Formula 1 for some years now. Our Nitrogen inflating machine will first pull a vacuum from your tyre before inflating it with pure nitrogen.
- Nitrogen is inert, non combustible and non corrosive
- Nitrogen maintains tyre pressure longer as nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules
- Improvement to fuel economy due to maintained tyre pressures
- Protects the insides of the rim from corrosion and oxidation
- Costs £1 per tyre with free top ups for the life of the tyre!
A tyre filled with “plain old air” can lose 1.5 psi in less than a month with nitrogen, it can take up to six months to lose 1.5psi
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