Incorrect tyre pressure is one of the main causes of increased costs for fleet operators. Under-inflated tyres suffer irregular wear, which can decrease the tyre’s service life and increase costs due to premature and more frequent tyre replacement.
In addition, the gradual, unnoticed loss of air pressure following a puncture is the main cause of tyre blowouts and expensive roadside breakdowns.
More frequent tyre replacement or repairs means more vehicle downtime, which further increases costs and reduces the efficiency of a vehicle.
Under-inflated tyres also increase fuel consumption which, as the biggest single budgetary expense for many fleets, can have a significant cost impact. Tyres that are under-inflated by 20% can increase fuel consumption by as much as 3% according to tyre manufacturers.
TyrePlus has been designed to help maintain tyre pressure at the recommended level and to detect slow punctures early, maximising tyre life and allowing tyres to be repaired rather than be replaced.
In doing so, TyrePlus enables significant cost savings by reducing vehicle downtime and reducing fuel consumption.