The correct tyre inflation pressure specified by the vehicle manufacturer can be found in the operating instructions, on the driver's door frame or in the fuel filler cap. It depends on the vehicle load and can vary up to 1 bar. If you are fully loaded, for example when going on holiday, you must increase the tyre pressure accordingly. In individual cases, vehicle manufacturers prescribe a higher tyre pressure when driving at high speeds. If the tyre pressure is always well below the set point with no visible damage, then the tyre’s valve may be leaking.
Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are also often installed in newer vehicles. They are primarily intended to alert the driver to a rapid pressure drop while driving. Nevertheless, the driver should regularly check the tyre pressure manually.
A free tyre check at our One Stop Tyre Centre garage does not take long, but you will leave you with peace of mind.
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