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Fuel consumption increases when underinflated tyres are used

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Motorists will increase their fuel consumption by as much as four per cent if they drive on underinflated tyres.

This is according to research carried out by the European Commission, which also discovered that the service life of tyres will decrease by 45 per cent as a result of the additional wear and tear suffered.

The commission also discovered that some five million tons of CO2 are being created by people who are running on underinflated wheels.

According to, cars fitted with underinflated tyres "have to work much harder to move the car forward, thereby using more fuel than usual and [creating] more CO2 emissions".

This in turn can damage the environment and so people should be checking their tyres with great regularity to make sure they are in a good condition.

It is recommended that tyre tread depth is looked at once a month, which will ensure that no problems occur.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801466074-ADNFCR

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