Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Did you know...

...that if you have the wrong size tyres on your car wheels it will cause your speedometer to over- or under-read, because the wheels need to make more or less revolutions for the speed shown?

Neither did we, until a helpful man at Beaurepaires pointed out that one of our cars should have had different size tyres according to the car manufacturer. According to him, this will cause a difference of about 6 km/h between the speedometer speed and the actual speed.

So next time you get a speeding ticket, check that your car tyres are the correct size. If they are not, get a letter from the garage to that effect and show it to the cops, it might just cause them to relent.

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