Looking after your vehicles

Looking after your vehicles

As a vehicle operator, it’s your responsibility to maintain your vehicles. Not only will this help avoid breakdowns, it will also reduce emissions that damage the environment.

Split tyreMake sure you

  • service all your vehicles regularly
  • inflate your tyres correctly: under-inflated tyres can increase fuel consumption by up to 3 per cent
  • remove roof bars and other items when you don’t need them
  • monitor fuel consumption to help detect problems early
  • check the exhaust system is in good working order.

You can find out more about this topic by reading the official 'Guide to maintaining road worthiness' on gov.uk.

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