TYER TIPS

Air Pressure: what should I know?

General Guidelines

  • Check the pressure of all your tyres monthly, including the spare. Even if you don’t see any damage, tyres can lose up to 1 psi – pounds per square inch – every month. This can be accelerated by air leaks due to accidental puncture, leaks in the valve or valve cap, or by wheel malfunction.
  • Check your tyre pressure before making a long trip.
  • For the best results, check your tyre pressure when the tyres are cool – before driving the car or if it has covered less than 3 km at low speed.
  • If the tyre is hot, add 4-5 psi to the car manufacturer's recommended pressure value or wait until it has cooled down, which is an average of three hours after parking the car.
  • Never deflate a hot tyre.

Valve: what should I know?

What is the role of the valve?

  • It ensures that the proper tyre pressure is maintained.
  • It blocks moisture from entering the tyre
  • The valve cap is particularly important to help block dust particles from obstructing the valve. High-quality caps are recommended.
  • If the tyre is hot, add 4-5 psi to the car manufacturer's recommended pressure value or wait until it has cooled down, which is an average of three hours after parking the car.
  • Never deflate a hot tyre.

Tyre rotation: what should I know?

What is it?

During rotation, each tyre and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position to ensure that all tyres wear evenly and last longer

When should I do it?

Tyres should be rotated every six months or 8,000 to 10,000 kilometers. However, check your owner's manual to see if there is a recommended rotation scheme.

Benefits

Since the position of the tyre on your vehicle can affect how it wears down, regular rotation helps to ensure that tyres wear evenly, extending the life of your tyres and improving performance.


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