ERJ staff report (DS)
Dearborn, Michigan -- Ford is reccommending that motorists use a pressure gauge to check tyre pressure after a long trip, even if their vehicles are fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS) system.
â€œMany drivers will be wasting fuel - and money - if their tyres are under-inflated,â€ says David Rohweder, Ford's tyre and wheel expert. â€œProperly inflated tyres play an essential role in enabling vehicles to achieve their best fuel economy.â€
Ford said in a statement, "The right amount of pressure in the tyres also enhances safety. Ford and Lincoln vehicles are equipped with tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that alert the driver when a tyre is significantly under-inflated. But that doesn't mean drivers no longer have to check the air pressure regularly."
Rohweder reminds motorists that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tyre maintenance. Even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low pressure warning light, drivers should check the pressure in their tyres regularly.
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Press release from Ford