Tyre pressure chart
Why correct tyre pressure is important
The amount of pressure recommended for your car is based on specific technical data related to the vehicle, e.g. the vehicle’s maximum load and the various attributes for both the front and rear axis. The right tyre pressure has a positive influence on some key areas of performance, including:
- Improving your tyre lifespan
- Decreasing your fuel consumption
- Safe driving
What if my tyre pressure is incorrect?
Improperly inflated tyres pose a real risk to the safety on the road. Driving with incorrect tyre pressures dramatically changes the handling of the car and can create a number of different issues depending on whether you have too much or too little air in your tyres.
If your car tyres are underinflated, you may experience any of the following:
- Longer braking distance on wet roads
- Less resistance to aquaplaning
- Oversteering and understeering
- Less precise movement, making it difficult to park
- Faster tyre wear
- Irregular wear
If you overinflate your tyres, you are likely to experience any of these:
- Worse tyre grip, due to a smaller contact area
- Less driving comfort
- More tyre noise
- Extra wear on the car suspension system
- Increased wear along the tyre’s central tread
- Higher possibility of tyre damage from potholes and kerbs
How Often Should I Check My Tyre Pressure?
It goes without saying that your tyre pressure should be checked on a regular basis - but how often is enough? We recommended checking tyre pressure levels once every two weeks. This will ensure the pressure is correct and, if it isn’t, it has not dropped significantly enough to cause major problems.
However, this recommendation is valid only for checking your summer tyres’ pressures. When it comes to winter tyres, it is worth checking the tyre pressures every week as the colder temperature can quickly reduce the air pressure inside the tyres.
Likewise, it is also recommended that you check your tyres before any long drives. This way, there’s no surprise incidents along the way.
What tyre pressure for a 155/70 R13 trailer or car with the same tyre size?
The optimum tyre pressure for 13-inch tyres, on popular car or trailer models, varies between 2.1 and 2.5 bar for the front axle. For the rear, the values are slightly different, ranging from 1.8 to 2.5 bar. However, it is worth bearing in mind that the figures quoted may vary depending on the make and production year of the car or trailer. If we need to know the exact pressure recommended for our vehicle, use our pressure chart or look for the information in its manual or on the fuel filler cap.
What tyre pressure for 185/65 R15 tyres would be appropriate?
Drivers are often in doubt about how many units of air to inflate their wheels to. The recommended average pressure for 15-inch tyres is between 2.1 and 2.3 bar for the front axle and between 1.9 and 2.9 bar for the rear axle. However, the recommended values should always be consulted with the vehicle handbook or on the fuel filler cap, as they can vary depending on the model or production year of the car.
What tyre pressure for 195/50 r15 tyres?
Average values range from approximately 2.2 to 2.4 bar on the front axle and 2 to 2.7 bar on the rear axle. However, we must bear in mind that the pressure in 15-inch tyres is not entirely dependent on the tyre size. It is worth taking into account, above all, the recommendations of the car manufacturer, which give the optimum values. These can be found on the fuel filler cap, on a label near the door and in the vehicle handbook.
How much tyre pressure for 205/55 R16 tyres
Properly inflated tyres are essential for safe driving. Correct, average 16'' front and rear axle tyre pressure should be between 2.2 and 2.5 BAR and between 2.9 and 3.0 BAR respectively. Please note, these figures are indicative only, and there is no better way to check what the required pressure is but to check your car manufacturer's specifications. They can be found on your manual, fuel filler door or on a front door.