“Ostern bis Oktober fährt man Sommerreifen!”, this German saying referring to only driving on Summer tyres from Easter to October is timeless and still applies today. If you drive in Summer with winter tyres, then they will wear down quicker due to their soft rubber mixture when the temperature is higher, they will result in higher fuel consumption and cause increased braking distances. Always remember: To always check the tyre pressure after replacing the tyres: The data is normally to be found on the rear side of the fuel tank cap – the precision tyre pressure measuring device BY10 can be found here!
The most economical way to replace the tyres is of course to do it yourself. To make the replacement works a clean job, it is always better to take the car to the car wash first. After replacing the tyres, you should always control the correct tyre pressure before driving again – preferably with a reliable tyre pressure measuring device like the BY10 from Trotec. The data is normally to be found on the rear side of the fuel tank cap, often also in the door frame on the driver’s door and always in the car handbook. Always also consider the fifth wheel for the vehicle: the spare wheel in the boot is only a really good reserve option when it is correctly pumped up.
The regular control of the tyre pressure is mandatory
And when you want to check the air pressure, you should not just rely on pressure meters at fuel stations, because they are often faulty and sometimes completely unavailable. Experts recommend that you should execute a tyre pressure control yourself after every tyre replacement as well as regularly once a month – for three very good reasons: A tyre pressure which is too low …
- will considerably increase the braking distance. With just 0.5 bar too little pressure in a front wheel, the braking distance increases by several metres. If it is 1.0 bar down and the road is wet, it increases by ten percent, as ADAC driving tests have shown.
- The vehicle may drift out of bends. Just when the pressure is only 0.5 bar too low will mean that the front outer wheel, which is under particular load, provides only around 80 % of the force of a correctly inflated tyre, while at 1.0 bar that value falls to below 70 %.
- The rolling resistance increases and, with it, fuel consumption: under-pressure of 0.2 bar causes 1 % more fuel consumption, and at 0.6 bar that figure rises to 4 %.
This is how it works
You can quickly and reliably measure with the BY10 with digital precision to control the tyre pressure and simply read-out the evaluated values on the LCD-Display. The integrated torch function also enables you to quickly and simply locate the valve position in the dark or in poor visibility conditions such as in the garage as well as for controlling the tyre tread and condition of the tyres. Of course, the BY10 is also ideal for motor cycles and bicycles and the standard adapters available mean it can be used with many different types of valve. As it is also very compact, the practical measuring device can easily be stowed in the boot – so that it is always close at hand without searching too long for it.
Reliably controls the tyre pressure – BY10
The correct air pressure is the be all and end all for safe driving: Order the tyre pressure measuring device BY10 today at our current sale price, not for £8.29, but only for £6.60 incl. VAT – now in the Trotec-Shop!