At Tyre City, we recommend that you check your tyre pressure every few weeks to ensure your tyres are not losing air - but how do you know what the correct air pressure should be for your car or van?
You should be able to find the recommended tyre pressures for both the front and rear tyres in your vehicle handbook, or you may be able to find it on a sticker located on the inside sill of the driver’s door.
If can’t find this information, don’t worry. Simply enter your registration number into our tyre pressure checker search tool below and we’ll provide you with the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle.
What is the correct tyre pressure for my car?
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Please note: The tyre pressures shown refer to unladen vehicles. If you are transporting heavy loads, please consult your vehicle handbook for the correct pressure. If we cannot find your vehicle, or the tyre size or vehicle shown is incorrect, get in touch with your local Tyre City centre.
Maintaining Your Tyre Pressure
For your driving safety, it’s important that the correct air pressure is maintained in each tyre. Your tyres do not have to appear flat to be underinflated, so we recommend that you check the pressure in each individual tyre at least once every couple of weeks.
Unless each tyre has the right amount of pressure, you risk losing control of your vehicle. Tyre pressure can have a significant impact on your car’s steering, braking and handling. If your tyres are under or over inflated, this can also increase your fuel consumption, as well as making them more susceptible to wear and tear and structural damage.
To avoid putting yourself, your passengers and other road users in danger, you should always follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended air pressure for your tyres. It’s important to remember that the pressure levels for the front tyres may be different from the rear.
Before you carry out a tyre pressure check, you should ensure the tyres are cold. You should also use a tyre pressure gauge device - a small tool which helps determine whether you need to inflate or deflate any of your tyres.
If you are using your vehicle to carry extra weight, you should refer to your handbook for the correct loaded tyre pressure. Also, don’t forget to check the spare tyre, as this can lose air pressure even when it’s not being used.
How Tyre City Can Help
If you are unsure about the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle, or you’re worried that your tyre pressure is incorrect, simply pop into your local Tyre City centre and we will check the pressure of your tyres for free.