Tyres. When a car isn’t being used it’s normal for the tyres to lose around 10psi a month. This has a detrimental effect on grip, fuel economy and tyre life. Therefore check your tyre pressures with a pressure gauge and inflate them to the correct level. You will find the correct pressures listed in your vehicle handbook, printed on a label inside the driver’s door, or inside the fuel cap.
Since 2014 many vehicles have a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System fitted, and if this is the case, a warning will appear on your dashboard. Inflate your tyres to the correct pressure, following instructions to record the setting via your onboard computer ordesignated dashboard button. If the light remains on, please refer to your handbook for guidance. If you have any queries about this, we will happily assist you.
If you have a flat tyre, you can safely change it yourself if you wish, or call your breakdown service who will assist. If your vehicle doesn’t come with a spacesaver or spare wheel you may have a bottle of tyre sealant instead. Refer to the vehicle handbook for instructions on how to use this. Remember to contact us to replace or repair a damaged tyre as soon as possible.