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Old 18 Nov 2005, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[CAR PARTS DIRECT] Lazy motorists donít check tyre pressures

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Lazy motorists donít check tyre pressures

According to the RAC 6% of all motorway road deaths are caused by under-inflated tyres whilst tyre manufacturers estimate that three quarters of all accidents caused by "blowouts" are a result of incorrect tyre pressures.

Research carried out for the RAC revealed that over two million UK motorists never check their tyres and 7% of drivers check them just once a year.

Only 21% of motorists claimed to give their tyres the ideal weekly check.

Under-inflated tyres result in poor steering, braking, cornering and reduced grip. A car with tyres that are 20% under-inflated is also likely to use 12% more fuel and the tyres wear out around 30% earlier than a tyre with the correct pressure.

Laziness, lack of awareness and the closure of thousands of service stations in the last decade are blamed for motorists risking their lives every day Ė the RAC estimate that up-to 90% of tyres are not at the manufacturerís recommended pressure.

Mail order specialist carparts-direct.co.uk has provided a simple solution to this problem; a powerful 250psi do-it-yourself ĎTyre compressor kití which simply plugs into the cigar lighter socket. Unlike most foot pumps and lesser tyre compressors it has a built in gauge that provides a very accurate reading. There is also a built in torch for night time use. Itís very lightweight and has a comfortable easy grip rubberised handle Ė and itís compact enough to keep in the boot for an emergency.

Mark Cornwall of Carparts-direct said: "The RAC claim that 15% of women never check their tyres. If they were aware of the accident statistics Iím sure they wouldnít go on the school run without checking them first. For any motorist the tyre compressor kit is really simple to use - itís out of the box and ready to go."

The Tyre Compressor kit is available at £39.95 including free delivery anywhere in the UK. Visit www.carparts-direct.co.uk and see in special offers or call 01332 290833.

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