What if the pressure is too low?
Incorrect tire pressure could have serious consequences. If tire pressure is too low, breaking distance will be longer and the vehicle will be harder to maneuver, worsening situations like aquaplaning. Studies show if the pressure of one front tire is 1 bar lower than the recommended pressure, breaking distance increases by about 30 feet – if the pressure is down on all tires, their lateral grip will be weakened by up to 55 percent. Low tire pressure can cause tires to wear, it reduces durability and could lead to breakage. Pressure that is about 30 percent lower than the recommended amount will reduce tire life by half. When tires are at the appropriate pressure driving will be more comfortable, steering more precise and the journey more fuel-efficient.