Inflation is good news in your tyres.
DON’T get too fixated on the fuel tank as you look at reducing motoring costs.
By keeping tyres at their correct pressure, you’ll go further on each tank – and reduce CO2 emissions.
When tyres are under-inflated, the contact patch with the road surface increases, causing increased drag, which places more load on the engine. Also, the rolling resistance of the tyre increases as it requires more energy to return to its original shape after each contact with the road.
Under-inflated tyres also wear out quicker than
correctly inflated tyres.
With tyres at just 80% of the recommended pressure, tyre life drops by a quarter. If the pressure falls to 60%, tyres might expire after just a third of their intended life.
For further information about the importance of correct tyre pressure, visit www.tyresafe.org.
GREEN FROM SKODA
Škoda have added the Superb to their GreenLine series of models.
It’s a flexible, spacious car and its 1.9 TDI PD engine, fitted with a diesel particulate filter, returns 105bhp.
With a five-speed manual gearbox, the Superb GreenLine emits 136g/km of CO2 and Skoda claim a combined fuel consumption of 55.4 mpg. The Greenline Superb is lighter than its non-GreenLine equivalent, with a more efficient gear set-up. Better aerodynamics and low resistance tyres, add to its environmentally conscious credentials.
Standard equipment includes sunset glass, cruise control, four spoke leather steering wheel, lowered suspension, small rear boot spoiler and tyre repair kit.
Škoda expect the Superb GreenLine to appeal to customers seeking a more environmentally conscious
vehicle in the upper medium sector.