Research speculates that Britain’s driver could be wasting £600 million in unnecessary fuel bills due to driving on underinflated tyres.
Driving with underinflated tyres also runs up unnecessary bills. A tyre can wear 10% more quickly if it’s 10% below the manufacturer’s recommended settings.
The extra effort needed to turn the wheels means the vehicle burns use more fuel.
Drivers are reminded to check their air pressures at least once a month and before long journeys.