- Tyres are
one of the most important parts of your vehicle.
affect how well it handles on the road and your fuel consumption.
coincide with Tyre Safe’s tyre safety month, we explain all there is
to know about tyres – from pressure to tread depth.
- You should
check the pressure in your tyres at least once a week, and before
every long journey. If the pressure seems low, check it immediately
with a tyre gauge.
- The most
common tyres on UK roads, Radial ply tyres are fitted to more than
90 per cent of all UK cars.
- Cross ply
are older, diagonal-tread type tyres with a fabric brace. They’re
less common, having been superseded by radial ply tyres.
- The Indian
tyre industry produces tyres for trucks, buses, passenger cars,
jeeps, light trucks, tractors, animal drawn vehicles, scooters,
motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, off-the-road vehicles and special
- The tyre
industry registered a 5-year Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of
8.02% between 20003-08.
- The Indian
tyre industry is perhaps the only industry that has registered an
average annual growth rate of 6.5%.
automotive tyre sector is the largest consumer of all the natural
rubber produced in India which is 53%.
- Today 7
Indian tyre companies feature in the list of the world's top 75 tyre
three quarters of British motorists have under-inflated tyres.
Under-inflated tyres cost British motorists more than £2 billion a
- Around 12
per cent of UK cars have at least one defective tyre, and a further
12 per cent have a tyre below 2mm.
manufactured before 2000 have three small numbers on the inner part
of the sidewall. More recent cars have four numbers there.
- 90 per
cent of British motorists don’t know their vehicle’s correct tyre
inflation pressure, according to TyreSafe (the tyre safety
organisation formerly known as the Tyre Industry Council)
The growth rate
categorically is in the Indian tyre industry for Trucks and Buses, Light
Commercial vehicles, Motorcycles and passenger cars are:
- Trucks and
Commercial vehicles: 29%
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