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

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

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

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

Avoidable breakdown

Following a tyre failure, a fully loaded agricultural trailer destroyed a rear wheel just outside the TyrePal office yesterday. The driver had been unaware of the problem until the tyre was completely destroyed and came off the wheel. Agricultural trailers are particularly susceptible to punctures and blow-outs because of the seasonal nature of their use during the busy harvest period. How was this avoidable? Blowouts are not random occurrences – they always have a cause. Generally an under-inflated or overloaded tyre puts excessive strain on the tyre sidewall, which overheats and then collapses. A TyrePal system gives warning before this … Continue reading

Trailer fire from blowout closes A47

A trailer fire, believed to be caused by a tyre blowout, caused the A47 to be closed in both directions this afternoon, 23 Sept 2011. The trailer containing about 30 tonnes of potatoes caught fire at 2.10pm on the eastbound carriageway of the road near Peterborough. Two fire crews and the police were called to the blaze and the road remained closed in both directions. Agricultural trailers are particularly susceptible to punctures and blow-outs because of the seasonal nature of their use during the busy harvest period. The risk can be reduced by tyre pressure monitoring systems, and the latest … Continue reading