A MOTORS expert has revealed a little-known tire hack that could save you hundreds on fuel costs every year.
The simple method is relatively inexpensive and can keep your tires roadworthy all year round.
Just keeping a car’s tires constantly inflated could result in significant savings, saving road users an average of £43 a year.
The practical hack only takes a few seconds and can be used by any driver.
John Woosey, founder of Ripe Motorhome Insurance, said: “According to TyreSafe, a drop in pressure of just 6 psi can result in a three percent increase in fuel consumption.”
“Checking your tires before every trip can therefore be extremely cost-effective over the course of a year.”
Although checking your tires before every trip can seem like a hassle, it could be “cost-effective” in the long run, warns the expert.
John added: “You can look up the appropriate pressure in your car manual or use an online calculator.”
Tire pressure gauges can be purchased online for as little as £15.
But these handy devices are durable, meaning drivers can save money for years to come.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on your own machine, you can often check the tire pressure at gas stations.
These specialist tools are usually placed close to the forecourt and cost around £1 per use.
TyreSafe warns that under-inflated tires could cost British drivers around £600 million every year.
They warn that under-inflated rubber requires greater force to turn, causing vehicles to use more fuel.
And experts have also raised safety concerns as tires that are not properly inflated can lead to serious damage.
They warn that tires whose air pressure is 20 percent too low are considered “dangerous.”
Rubber that is a whopping 40 percent below the required values is considered “very dangerous” and poses a danger to owners.
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