How to save money and at the same maximise our vehicles’ efficiency? Tyre manufacturer Michelin suggest ‘keep your tyre pressure on’.

Keeping the engine at tip-top performance is as important as having a ‘correct tyre pressure’ on.

An averagely under-inflated tyre uses roughly three percent more fuel to force its way along the road, a driver could be wasting €100 (or RM453) a year or more, according to UK Michelin.

In fact your tyres account for up to 20% of your entire fuel consumption.

“Tyres under inflated by 15 psi (1 bar) have increased rolling resistance leading to around 6% greater fuel consumption,” the tyre maker said on the website.

Drivers should check their tyre pressure at least every month, as well as before any long journey.

Last year, research carried out by Michelin found that 47% of drivers don’t know the correct tyre pressure for their car, while a staggering 60% relied on a partner or mechanic to check the pressure.

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So what is the correct tyre pressure? That’s depend on the type, size of your vehicles’ tyre. Always check on the tyre manual.

A typical pick up truck eg., – Nissan Navara with typical tyre size 255/65R17 suggested psi is 35psi front and back – on normal driving condition.

Always check your tyre manual to get the correct tyre pressure.