Keep Your Tyres in Check

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Motoring costs are rocketing from month to month with rising fuel and tyre costs, yet many motorists still ride around with under inflated tyres which contribute both to tyre wear and higher fuel costs, in addition badly under inflated tyres are a major cause of accidents on our roads. Despite this it’s very rare to see someone regularly checking tyre pressure when filling up,nowadays it is just a rush to fill up and go.

Now there is an easy way with “Valve-Check” a simple device that replaces the conventional valve cap and actually warns you when a tyre is not at the correct pressure. The “Valve-Check’ indicates the correct inflation by displaying a green band through a clear plastic cap, when a tyre loses pressure and is under inflated it changes to yellow and then to red when severely under inflated to warn you!

This in itself will reduce your monthly fuel bill, extend tyre life, reduce emissions and minimise the risk of accidents due to compromised road holding. In addition there is also “Spare-Check” a device that allows one to monitor the tyre pressure of your spare tyre,” Spare-Check” comes with an extension hose which is fitted to the valve on your spare tyre and a mounting bracket for fitment in the boot or on the underside of a bakkie, the unit is complete with a “Valve-Check” unit which allows you to easily monitor the pressure of your spare tyre.

Fitted in a visible location this will ensure that you are never caught with a flat spare when you have an emergency and have to change a tyre.” Valve-Check” comes in 6 pressure measurements being, 1.8 bars, 2.0 bars, 2.2 bars, 2.4 bars, 2.6 bars,and 2.8 bars.

You will always be sure that you spare is inflated to the correct pressure. You will save up to 5% on your monthly fuel bill.Your tyre wear will be more even and you will gain more mileage from correctly inflated tyres. You will reduce your Co2 emissions as you have less rolling resistance with correctly inflated tyres.

“Spare-Check” and “Valve-Check” retail for R194.95 each which does not include postage and packaging, for further information contact Bruce Garvie on 082 855 7089 or bruce@carsafetycomponents.co.za.

About the Author

Glyn Demmer

My first 4x4 was a Nissan Hardbody thereafter I started travelling all over the country. In 1992 we held a big 4x4 day with hundreds of Nissan families, and then the 4x4 bug really bit. A friend Monty Brett and I started running 4x4 courses at the Hennops Off-road Trail just outside of Johannesburg. At first we offered day-and-a-half courses that started on Friday afternoon and finished on Saturday afternoon. Hannes Grobler the Rally Ace regularly assisted, and we reached a nice balance between our two styles and our skills.

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