The correct tyre pressure
Car tyres with a low amount of pressure increase your fuel usage. Too high pressure in the car tyres results in reduced driving comfort, since the spring effect is reduced in the tyres. When your tyre pressure is too high or too low, it can cause a massive decrease in quality of the tyre and even lead to a blowout.
How frequent should you perform a pressure check?
Check the tyre pressure at least every 2 months. If you are going to travel by car, take a long ride or transport heavy luggage, it is highly reccomended you check the tyre pressure. Also, regularly check the state of your spare wheel.
How should you best check the tyre pressure?
Chcking the tyre prssure should be done when the tyres are cold. Your car must have stood still for at least 2 hours before you check the tyre pressure or you must have driven a maximum of 3km at normal speeds. If the previous conditions haven't been followed, it is recommended to add 0.3 bar to the prescribed tyre pressure.
Do winter tyres need a different tyre pressure ?
It is not necassary to apply a different tyre pressure for winter tyre than the one for traditional summer tyres. it is still important ti check the tyre pressure when the tyres are cold.
Should you choose for air or nitrogen when filling up the car tyres?
At our car center it is possible to pump up the tyres with air or nitrogen.
nitrogen provides numerous advantages:
- Tyres filled with nitrogen heat up less faster
- Nitrogen has an extinguishing function during tyres.
- Tyres filled with nitrogen should wear less faster and should maintain the dsired pressure for a prolonged time,which keeps the fuel usage at a constant level.
The correct tyre pressure can be found here:
The car manual at the inside of your tankclip or door.