Downloadable guide on tyre pressure monitoring for caravans

Environmental, safety and economic benefits for caravan owners We have released a new downloadable guide on the benefits of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) used in caravans. This guide details the safety, environmental and economic gains of using a TMPS as well as the specifics of which monitor is appropriate for different caravan types. The guide in PDF format is available for download here. This seven page guide will enable caravan owners to better understand the risks of incorrectly inflated tyres and what can be done to reduce these risks. Some of the most common consequences of wrongly inflated tyres … Continue reading

The importance of tyre safety

In 2014, tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) became a legal requirement for all new passenger vehicles manufactured in Europe. Maintaining the correct tyre inflation is important for both fuel efficiency and tyre performance, but this legislation is yet to be extended to commercial vehicles, caravans and trailers. Here, Peter Tillotson, business development manager of TyrePal, discusses the lack of TPMS regulation for alternative vehicles and the impact it is having on fuel consumption, breakdown costs and driver safety. Fuel economy is a prominent issue for any driver. Low tyre pressure means more friction on the road, hence less efficiency. Too … Continue reading

Reduce repair, fuel and breakdown costs with TPMS

TyrePal releases infographic explaining the benefits of TPMS Tyre pressure monitoring specialist, TyrePal, has published an infographic explaining the repair, fuel and breakdown savings that can be made by using a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The infographic also features surprising statistics on the amount of fuel used as a result of mechanical friction and aerodynamic resistance. The asset can be downloaded, free of charge, as a PDF file here. 33 per cent of a fully-loaded heavy goods vehicle’s fuel usage can be traced back to overcoming the rolling resistance of tyres, but this increases if tyres are under-inflated. If … Continue reading

Six ways that TyrePal reduces fleet costs

Analysis of fleet costs by TyrePal show that thousands of pounds can be saved by effective tyre pressure monitoring, but these savings are often under-estimated. Saving fuel Fuel use increases dramatically if tyres are under-inflated, so maintaining correct pressures is really important. 10% under-inflation leads to a 1% increase in fuel use. TyrePal sensors check pressure and temperature every few seconds while the vehicle is in use, and adjustable alert levels mean that a clear warning is given for any divergence from the optimum pressures. TeleTPMS empowers managers to control tyre pressures and can result in year on year fuel … Continue reading

Very very scary blowout on Spanish motorway

Unsolicited comment from Pete Dallow Very very scary blowout on Spanish motorway in our motorhome in December. Much more frightening in retrospect, what might have happened? Ordered TyrePal system by email from Portugal. Absolutely brilliant service, great communication, even honoured an out of date discount scheme! Next day delivery to friends in UK, fitted in Portugal, using very comprehensive downloaded set up details. Now working perfectly, real peace of mind. Thank you so much. … Continue reading

Tyre blowouts cause 90% of tyre-related caravan insurance claims

Over 90% of tyre-related caravan insurance claims were due to tyre blowouts according to an article published by CaravanGuard – a leading UK insurer of caravans and motorhomes. The full article gives detailed advice on checking and maintaining caravan tyres. See the full article here. As all new cars sold in Europe will be fitted with tyre pressure monitoring systems from November 2014, the value of TyrePal TPMS is being recognised more and more throughout the caravan and trailer industry. Several insurance companies offer discount on premiums to owners with TyrePal systems fitted. Bailey Caravans have announced that all their series … Continue reading

How to check tyre age

Recent fatalities have highlighted the need to check the age of tyres as well as tread depth. This is particularly true for caravans, motorhomes and low-mileage cars, and in fleets where spare tyres may be unused. There’s no specific date beyond which tyres become unsafe, as it depends on conditions of use and storage, but any tyre more than six years old is getting towards the end of its life even if there’s plenty of tread left. After this time, the rubber compounds are starting break down and become brittle, so it’s well worth looking for any sign of cracks … Continue reading

Insurance discount with TyrePal

  Discount on insurance is available for caravans and motorhomes fitted with TyrePal systems. Recognising that tyre problems are one of the biggest causes of claims, several insurers have evaluated the benefits of TyrePal systems and are offering discounts for vehicles fitted with them. TyrePal earns you 5% discount on your insurance premium from Caravan Guard Club Care Crusader Shield Lifesure … Continue reading

New guidance but no new tyre age legislation

The Department for Transport now strongly recommends that tyres over 10 years old should not be fitted to front steered axles of public service vehicles, but says they can be fitted to the rear axles of vehicles as part of a twin tyre combination. The advice falls short of the call for a legal limit by some campaigners. The guidance is in response to the report from coroner Richard Travers, following the fatal coach crash on the A3 in September 2012 and is included in a document entitled “Guidance on the use of older tyres on buses and coaches” recently … Continue reading