Recommended tyre inflation pressures for your vehicle can
be found in the vehicle handbook and/or on a placard mounted on the vehicle.
In the absence of either of these consult the tyre manufacturer.
Correct pressures are related
to loads, speeds and vehicle handling and are vital for
maximum safety, braking, grip and good tyre life
Prolonged under-inflation causes excessive flexing,
deterioration of the casing and rapid wear of the tread shoulders.
The vehicle will also consume more fuel.
Over-inflation results in an uncomfortable ride, a reduced
area of contact with the road, accelerated wear on the tread
centre and makes the tyre more susceptible to impact damage.
Inflation pressure should be checked at least every two
weeks and only when the tyre is cold, since there is an
increase in pressure when the tyre has warmed up after being run.
A reliable and accurate pressure gauge should be used.
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Examine your tyres regularly, removing stones and other
objects embedded in the tread. If the tyre has lumps or
bulges it must be examined by a tyre specialist since these
could indicate internal damage. Wipe away oil or grease with
a suitable diluted detergent.
Correctly inflated tyres will give you:-
Better Fuel Economy,
Better Tyre Mileage