TyreSafe's catchy Check your pressure song

The importance of getting your tyres checked can hardly be overstated. Maintaining the appropriate pressure levels for your car’s tyres is significant for your safety and prolonging the life of your tyres.

Throughout this October Perrys is offering free tyre safety checks to UK motorists. You can get the tyres on your checked for free when visiting your nearest Perrys Dealership. These checks do not require an appointment in advance and should take no longer than 30 minutes.

TyreSafe recommends to UK car drivers that they check their tyre pressures at least once a month. Now the safety body is pushing their messages forward with their new music video you can see just below.

[YouTube:jOk_pt_YmZc:TyreSafe – Check your pressure]

The video is performed by a motley group of volunteers at TyreSafe and the whole thing has a general tounge-in-cheek vibe throughout. At the same time though the message for drivers on how important tyre pressures are is always kept in clear sight throughout the catchy video.

The chairman for TyreSafe, Stuart Jackson, commented: "Filming our ‘Check your pressure’ song was fantastic fun and I promise that you’ll be humming it all day once you’ve listened to it."

Jackson added: "The melody is truly memorable but behind the music are some very important lyrics with a strong tyre safety message that doesn’t pull any punches. All-in-all, it’s a great way to highlight how important it is to check tyre pressures on a regular basis and I would urge everyone to take a few minutes to listen to it."

TyreSafe have also released an animated video featuring a family of road ambassadors, the McIntyres, alongside their less well-informed neighbours, the Hazards.

The short animation, which can be viewed now on the TyreSafe website, also highlights the need to check your tyre pressures. Dangers of under or over-inflated tyres on your car can include premature or uneven tyre wear or simply increased fuel bills.

Even though checking tyre pressures should only take a few minutes at most, a large number of motorists neglect to take precaution. A recent European survey by one TyreSafe member covering 27,000 cars found that 78 percent were being driven on under-inflated tyres.

Also, more than a quarter of the drivers surveyed had tyres that were considered seriously or severely under-inflated, greatly compromising their safety on the road.