Female drivers 'don't check tyre pressure enough'

A majority of female drivers put themselves in danger by failing to check their tyre pressure, new research has found.

According to a survey by tyre retail chain Beaurepaires, two in three women nationally either do not know the correct tyre pressures for their cars or do not check them often enough, the Herald Sun reported.

In addition, the poll revealed that 71 per cent of women in Victoria fail to check their tyre pressure levels often enough.

Such an omission can increase the risk of crashing through tyre blowouts or loss of traction while also increasing fuel costs and shortening the life of tyres through excessive wear.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, V8 Supercars safety vehicle driver Amber Anderson said: ""Women are good drivers, we aren't always as diligent when it comes to tyre maintenance as we ought to be … everyone needs four healthy pieces of rubber under their car to stay well-connected with the road and avoid accidents."

Motorists searching for better policies and deals can also choose to compare car insurance and consider switching provider. It is recommended that drivers check tyre pressure at least every six months.

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