Be careful when you have a lot of luggage in the car
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.
Tyre pressure values between 0.1 and a maximum of 0.2 bar above the prescribed values do not hurt in everyday life and give a little reserve. The fuel consumption and comfort are thereby slightly reduced.
When measuring the pressure - ideally at 20 degrees outside temperature - the tyre should not be too warm. It is best to check the pressure before driving or after only a short drive.
- Regular control is important!
If the driver determines at regular checks that the tyre pressure is always well below the set point and there is no visible damage, the tyre’s valve may be leaking. Here at Flaxley Tyres, we can easily and inexpensively replace it for you. If there is any kind of damage visible, your tyre needs to be repaired (if the damage is in a repairable area of the tyre).
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.
Free Tyre safety check – Birmingham – Flaxley Tyres
Not sure how to do it?
No problem. Just come to our workshop from time to time. We will be happy to check your tyres for you – free of charge.
After a thorough visual inspection, we will check/top up your tyre’s air pressure. In case we find any damage, we will show- and inform you.
A free tyre check at our Flaxley Tyres garage does not take long, but you will leave us with peace of mind.
Do you have any questions about tyres and tyre safety?
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