DriveRight Supports Tyre Awareness Week with Online Tyre PressureTool

Nelson, April 7th 2014 – DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data, supports the inaugural New Zealand Tyre Awareness Week which starts today.  Together with government departments, motoring advocacy groups, industry leaders and tyre specialists such as Dunlop and Goodyear, DriveRight aims at raising awareness about the importance of tyres for driving safety and energy efficiency. According to a survey, conducted by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority of New Zealand (EECA), about 40 percent of drivers check their tyre pressure only once a month. That is just the recommended minimum, with 25 percent of drivers stating that they check their tyre pressure only every six months. To help find out a vehicles correct tyre pressure, DriveRight and EECA developed a solution that allows Kiwi drivers to easily check the correct tyre pressure for their vehicle online. By cross-referencing the New Zealand Transport Authority vehicle registration database, with DriveRight’s own database of OE and optional tyre sizes and legally permitted tyre pressures, drivers can conveniently check the tyre size and pressure for their vehicles by simply typing in their license plate number on the website. The online tool can be found here: http:/www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/tyre-pressure “Tyres are the only point of contact between a car and the road, and yet their importance to a car’s safety and fuel economy is easily overlooked”, explains the campaign website. The right tyre pressure leads to less tyre wear, more security and optimized energy efficiency. “We support ‘Tyre Awareness Week’, because the importance of tyres and wheels for a driver’s safety cannot be rated highly enough. We are happy to help raising awareness among the drivers of New Zealand to look after their tyres to drive safer and more energy-efficiently”, says Richard Bailey, Director of DriveRight. More information about the tyre awareness week and what drivers should be doing when it comes to their tyres can be found on the website: http:/tyresafety.org.nz April 8th 2014 – Autotalk refer to our Press Releases, see here. About DriveRight DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details, such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements.  Operationally, DriveRight data helps the automotive industry reduce training costs, potential rework, improves quality and manage inventory.  Continually updated, DriveRight fitment data is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month, supporting 8,000 customer websites and is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects for more tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. With the help of the data that DriveRight provides, drivers can easily check the right tyre pressure for their vehicle by just typing in their registration details on the website or iOS app of TyreSafe. More information can be found at: http:/www.tyresafe.org DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey.  For more information visit: http:/www.wheelwizards.net Press contact Anja Weinhold HotDot Communications GmbH Wichertstraße 16/17 D-10439 Berlin T: +49 30 84712118-81 E: DriveRight@hot-dot.com