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The correct tire pressure

Correct tire pressure is crucial for safe and comfortable driving. A tire can only perform at its best when it is able to ensure sufficient stability and load capacity. And that is where having the correct tire pressure comes in.

Low tire pressure immediately results in less stability, more wear and higher fuel consumption. If the tire pressure is much too low, the tire can even overheat and be irreparably damaged. These types of damage are not always immediately visible, which can cause life-threatening situations when driving.

 

Excessive tire pressure also reduces driving comfort and safety as there is incomplete contact with the road surface. In addition, there will be more wear in the middle of the tire. The tire pressure should preferably be checked every 14 days, and at least once a month—and always before a long journey. Don't forget to also check the tire pressure in the spare tire.

 

If possible, only check pressure when the tires are cold, i.e. have not been driven for at least two hours, or have only been driven very little and gently. If you have already covered a short distance, please note that there should be at least 0.3 bar more in the tire than the specified recommended pressure. Never reduce tire pressure when the tires are warm as this often leads to a lower tire pressure than recommended after cooling. The tire pressure must always be the same for both tires on each axle. Obviously, each valve must be fitted with a valve cap.

 

Always follow the tire pressure advice from your car manufacturer. If you do not have the instruction manual to hand, you can find the recommended tire pressure on the inside of the tank flap or on the inside of the driver's door. You can also check the tire pressure at one of our dealers or via our tire selector at www.vredestein.com.