Tyre Monitor

The rolling resistance of tyres accounts for on average 20% of a car's fuel expenditure. 


Low tyre pressure creates increased rolling resistance which will in turn lead to higher fuel consumption. A reasonable expectation would be that a car with tyres underinflated by 15 psi leads to 6% increase in fuel consumption. That equates to an increase of £150 per year based on an annual fuel spend of £2,500. 

A heavily laden commercial vehicle will amplify this stat when additional weight is taken into consideration and recent studies conducted by tyre manufacturer Michelin suggest that UK motorists are wasting in excess of 370 million litres of fuel each year with a resulting 1 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere at a cost of £440million.


Many drivers do not realise that 'blow outs' don't just happen out of the blue, it is the result of the eventual wearing out of the tyre wall which is caused in the main by low tyre pressure. As the tyre drives with low pressure, it appears slightly deflated, bulging at the side. That bulge is additional pressure on the tyre wall due to the lack of structural integrity and there will come a point whereby the wall can take no more and it bursts - a blow out.

Installing a Matrix Telematics linked tyre pressure monitoring system provides remote, advance notification of low tyre pressures across a fleet of vehicles before it causes an accident. 

Please contact us on 0161 4411001 or sales@matrixtelematics.com for more information on how Tyre Monitor can benefit your organisation.