Get a grip on tyre pressures!

Maximum grip on the road is vital for road
safety. This can only be achieved with
the correct pressure in your tyres. The
illustration shows how much grip a tyre
has on the road depending on its pressure.

Tyre pressures – top tips

1. SAFETY
Under inflated tyres can not only overheat increasing the chances of it bursting, but also lead to poor handling of your vehicle. Low pressure on the front axle will increase understeer (fig. 1) whereas low pressure on the rear axle will increase oversteer (fig. 2).

Steering illustraions

2. ECONOMY
Over inflated and under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be changed more often. Vehicles with under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that requires more fuel to maintain the same speed.

3. ENVIRONMENT
Correct tyre pressure helps to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This equates to lower Co2 emissions from your vehicle and helps protect the environment.

Disclaimer: Based on data provided by Experian. Always consult your vehicle handbook for your exact recommended pressures.
Tyre Pressures diagram