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Tyre Pressures

15 May 2007

Nearly two-thirds of Britain's motorists use filling station air pumps to inflate their tyres - and they could be putting lives at risk, a Tyre Gauge survey for the IAM Motoring Trust has revealed.

"The danger is that the drive to the filling station increases tyre pressure significantly," says Tim Shallcross, the IAM Trust's Head of Technical Policy and Advice. "This means that, although the pressure gauge may be accurate, tyres can be under-inflated by between 12 and 15 per cent. The survey shows that two thirds of motorists inflate their tyres at garages, therefore vehicle and tyre manufacturers should consider changing their recommended settings to 'warm' pressure levels."

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