Tyre Pressure Tips
A key aspect to looking after your tyres, and ensuring you get the most life as possible out of them, is your tyre pressure.
Optimal tyre pressure
You’ll find the manufacturer’s optimum or recommended tyre pressure for your car on a sticker in the door jam, or in your owner’s manual. Some models even place the stickers on the boot lid, in the console or on the fuel door.
Recommended pressure is usually between 30 and 35 PSI. That number indicates the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicles maximum load-carrying capacity. Any less, and you’ll see poor fuel economy and handling as well as premature wear from too much flexing and tyre overloading. Any more and your cars handling characteristics will change and your tyre life will decrease.
When your tyres are inflated to the recommended PSI, you enjoy their optimum life and performance.
When’s the best time to check your tyre pressure?
A few good rules of thumb are: every time you fill up for petrol, every 10 degree change in temperature, or every 30 days.
If you want to make sure your tyres are inflated to the right pressure before you head out for a drive, stop by your nearest Richard's Tyrepower store. Just pull up and we’ll check your tyre pressure and top up your tyres if needed for free. Plus, we can even check your tread depth while we’re at it so you know you’ll have a safe ride.