KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR TYRES
Tyres perform a critical role. They are the sole contact point between your car and the road surface. Every tyre is engineered for specific performance, and that performance depends on proper inflation. It isn’t only a completely flat tyre which is a problem; those which are overinflated or underinflated aren’t ideal either.
Taking action on tire pressures is simple. Check on the inside of the driver’s door, or on some cars in the fuel flap, or even in the manual. The recommended tire pressures are clearly printed; note that the right pressure does depend on variable factors such as how much your car is loaded and whether you are towing. At least once a month, use the air hose at your service station to check the tyres, or ask the attendant to do it for you.
Not only does this make for a safer car, it also allows the vehicle to perform as designed, reduces fuel consumption and results in longer-lasting tires.