Tyre pressures

“Look after your tyres and they'll look after you.”

Check those pressures

Tyre pressures must be checked at least monthly. You'll find the right tyre pressures for your car in the handbook. If you can't, or have lost the handbook, ask your local Avon dealer to look them up for you.

If you're checking the pressures yourself, try to use a digital tyre pressure gauge - they're not expensive but they are more accurate than the gauge on most garage forecourts. It's important to check the pressures when your tyres are cold, so wait for about an hour from when you last drove on them.

Another thing to remember is that if you're driving at constant high speeds or are carrying a heavy load, the pressures can be different - again, consult your car's handbook or ask your Avon dealer for advice.

Under or over-inflated tyres can seriously affect your car's handling, ride and braking behaviour and could lead to an accident. In other words, it pays to get the pressures right.

It's worth noting that you can't tell just by looking, so always use a gauge. Also remember that a wrongly inflated tyre will wear out quicker, which will leave a nasty feeling in your wallet.