Mpg And Tyre Pressure
Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:44 PM
I have an IQ 1.0 model (2010). I hadn't checked my tyre pressures for about 9 months and noticed that my average mpg was down to about 53 mpg.
I pumped up all four tyres to the recommended pressures (found on the inside of the drivers door) and voila, the mpg is now up to 61 mpg. I think each tyre was down by about 0.3-0.4 bar.
So, CHECK YOUR TYRE PRESSURE for maximum MPG!!!
Happy IQ travel!!!
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:26 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:41 AM
I must say I find it a very useful piece of kit, to be able to keep an eye on the pressures on the go and be warned of any anomalies before they become a problem.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:10 PM
for the last 9 months.
It is scary to think that 9 months takes you back to before the Winter, and you never checked your Tyre pressures.
From November 2012, new Type Approved cars in the EU wiil have to have TPMS's as standard.
Other cars tyre pressure monitors are often not on the wheels.
The ABS sensors monitor the tyres rolling radius for any dramatic changes.
The person changing the tyres or wheels chooses the tyre pressure and then 'Sets this on the car',
Any change in Rolling circumference iof a tyres is then 'noticed' by the ABS or TC system and a warning given.
So there can be problems in this like towing and sporty driving etc.
Best not to trust to pressures selected by Tyre fitters, always check for your self and select then set your TPMS.
This does not mean that you should not still be checking manually your self at least monthly.
No wonder there are accidents when people drive vehicles and dont do any regular checks or adjustment..
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