Tyre Safety

Campaign Focus On... Tyre Pressures

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The TyreSafe team have a message for you about your tyres:


How To Check Your Tyre Pressures:

  • 1. Check your tyre pressures at least once a month or before a long journey.

  • 2. Pressures should be checked against the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended level. This can be found in the vehicle handbook and on a plate which is often located inside the fuel filler flap or on the driver’s door sill.

  • 3. Check the pressure when tyres are cold (i.e. when you have travelled less than two miles).

  • 4. If you are carrying a full load of passengers or luggage or will be towing a trailer or caravan, tyre pressures should be increased in line with the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. Details can be found in the vehicle handbook.

  • 5. Ensure a reliable and accurate pressure gauge is used.

  • 6. Check the pressure in all four tyres not forgetting to check the spare tyre as well.

  • 7. While checking pressures, give the rest of the tyre a visual inspection. Remove any stones and other objects embedded in the tread. Look out for any bulges, lumps or cuts.

  • 8. If you are unsure on any aspect of tyre pressure or tyre condition take your vehicle to an approved fitting centre and speak to the experts.

    Select Here or on the image below to go to a handy search tool, on the TyreSafe website, that enables you to enter your car registration and it will advise on the correct pressure for your car's tyres.

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    For more information on your tyres please visit: www.tyresafe.org

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