Mar 10, 2020
The Chelsea Truck Company would like to remind drivers to practise #SafeTyreChecks.
Checking the pressure on your Defender Wide Track or Jeep CJ300 Wrangler is easy and takes just a few minutes using the 20p test as the outer band of a 20-pence piece is 1.6mm, which is the minimum legal tread depth.
Incorrect pressures not only increase wear and decrease fuel efficiency but also make the tyre more vulnerable to sudden deflation.
To check how close you are to that limit, place the 20p in the main grooves in the centre section of your tyre: if you can\'t see the outer band above the tread, then check at two other points across the width and repeat at two more places further round the circumference. If you can see the 20p\'s outer band at any point or are unsure, you need to get the tyres checked by a professional.
Most drivers are aware that recommended tyre pressures for a vehicle vary to suit the weight of the load it is carrying; therefore one must take the time to make this important adjustment before they set off with their families.
TyreSafe recommends these checks are done at least once a month and before long journeys.