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Check Tyre Pressures


Check Tyre Pressures


An under inflated tyre will allow the tyre walls to flex and move, causing friction which can lead to sudden deflation(A blow out). It can also cause a reduction in road holding. Your tyres are part of the cars suspension and road holding and when the car is designed it take into account the tyres at correct pressures also an under-inflated tyre pushes up in the middle of the tread and so less tread is in contact with the road. Less tread contact reduces braking performance, road grip and reduces the tyres ability to get rid of water increasing the risk of aquaplaning (This is when the tyre rides up onto the surface of the water and looses contact with the road surface). Under inflated Front tyres cause under steer where the car does not want to turn into a corner and tyres to carry on in a straight line. Under inflated rear tyres causes over steering where the reduced grip at the back cause the back of the car to drift. So use the list below and check what you correct tyre pressures should be



A

Alpha


Alpha MiTo Alpha 147 Alpha Giulietta Alpha 156 Alpha 159 Alpha 166 Alpha GTV/Spider Alpha GT Alpha Brera/Spider

Audi


Audi A1 Audi A2 Audi A3 Audi A4 Audi A5 Audi Cabriolet Audi A6 Audi Allroad Audi A6 Audi A7 Audi A8 Audi TT Audi Q5 Audi Q7

B

BMW


BMW 1 BMW 3 BMW 320I BMW 323I/328I BMW 3 BMW 5 BMW 535I BMW 540I BMW 535I BMW 5 BMW 6 BMW 7 BMW Z31.8/1.9 BMW Z3 BMW Z31.8/1.9 BMW Z4 BMW X1 BMW X3 BMW X5 BMW X6

C

Chevrolet


Chevrolet Matiz Chevrolet Spark Chevrolet Kalos Chevrolet Aveo Chevrolet Lanos Chevrolet Nubira Chevrolet Nubira/Lacetti Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Leganza Chevrolet Evanda Chevrolet Epica Chevrolet Tacuma/Rezzo Chevrolet Orlando Chevrolet Rexton Chevrolet Captiva

Chrysler


Chrysler Neon Chrysler Sebring Chrysler 300C Chrysler PT Chrysler Crossfire Chrysler Voyager/Grand Chrysler Grand

Citroen


Citroen C1 Citroen Saxo Citroen C2 Citroen C3 Citroen DS3 Citroen Xsara Citroen C4 Citroen DS4 Citroen C5 Citroen C6 Citroen C3 Citroen Xsara Citroen C4 Citroen C8 Citroen C Citroen Nemo Citroen C15E Citroen Berlingo Citroen Dispatch Citroen Relay

D

Dacia


Dacia Sandero Dacia Logan Dacia Logan Van/Pick Dacia Duster

Daewoo


Daewoo Matiz Daewoo Spark Daewoo Kalos Daewoo Aveo Daewoo Lanos Daewoo Nubira Daewoo Nubira/Lacetti Daewoo Cruze Daewoo Leganza Daewoo Evanda Daewoo Epica Daewoo Tacuma/Rezzo Daewoo Orlando Daewoo Rexton Daewoo Captiva

Daihatsu


Daihatsu Cuore Daihatsu Charade Daihatsu Sirion Daihatsu Copen Daihatsu YRV Daihatsu Materia Daihatsu Grand Daihatsu Terios

Dodge


Dodge Caliber Dodge Journey Dodge Nitro

F

Fiat


Fiat 500 Fiat Seicento Fiat Panda Fiat Punto/Classic Fiat Punto Fiat Grande Fiat Punto Fiat Idea Fiat Palio/Siena/Weekend Fiat Bravo Fiat Stilo Fiat Croma Fiat Marea Fiat Barchetta Fiat Sedici Fiat Doblo Fiat Doblo1.9D/JTD Fiat Doblo Fiat Multipla Fiat Ulysse Fiat Fiorino Fiat Fiorino/Qubo Fiat Strada Fiat Doblo Fiat Dublo Fiat Scudo Fiat Ducato

Ford


Ford Ka Ford Sport Ford Ka Ford Fiesta Ford Fusion Ford Focus Ford Focus/ C Ford C Ford Mondeo Ford Streetka Ford Galaxy Ford Galaxy/ S Ford Kuga Ford Maverick Ford Transit/Tourneo Ford Transit Ford FWD Ford RWD Ford Transit

H

Honda


Honda Jazz Honda Insight Honda Civic Honda Civic 2.2 i Honda Accord/Coupe Honda Accord Honda Accord/ Honda Accord Honda Legend/ Honda S2000 Honda FRV 2.2 i Honda Stream Honda HR Honda CR

Hyundai


Hyundai Atoz/Atos Hyundai Amica Hyundai Amira Hyundai i10 Hyundai Getz Hyundai i20 Hyundai Accent Hyundai i30 Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Sonata Hyundai i40 Hyundai XG Hyundai Coupe Hyundai Matrix Hyundai Tuscon Hyundai Santa Hyundai Trajet Hyundai Terracan Hyundai ix35 Hyundai H1/H200/Starex Hyundai H1/H300/Starex/i800

I

Isuzu


Isuzu Trooper Isuzu TF Isuzu Rodeo/D

J

Jaguar


Jaguar X Jaguar S Jaguar XF Jaguar XJ Jaguar XJR Jaguar XJ Jaguar XK8/R

Jeep


Jeep Wrangler Jeep Compass Jeep Patriot Jeep Cherokee Jeep Grand Jeep Commander

K

Kia


Kia Picanto Kia Rio Kia Venga Kia Soul Kia Mentor Kia Cerato Kia Ceed Kia Magentis Kia Magentis/Optima Kia Carens Kia Sedona/Carnival Kia Sportage Kia Sorento

L

Lancia


Lancia Ypsilon Lancia Delta Lancia Lybra Lancia Thesis Lancia Musa Lancia Zeta Lancia Phedra

Land Rover


Land Rover Freelander Land Rover Defender Land Rover Discovery Land Rover Range

Lexus


Lexus IS200 Lexus CT200 Lexus IS300 Lexus IS250/220D Lexus IS250/220D/250C Lexus GS300/430 Lexus GS300/430/450h/460 Lexus LS430 Lexus LS460 Lexus SC430 Lexus RX300 Lexus RX350/400h Lexus RX350/450h

M

Mazda


Mazda Demio Mazda 2 Mazda 323 Mazda 3 Mazda 626 Mazda 6 Mazda MX Mazda RX Mazda Premacy Mazda 5 Mazda MPV Mazda CX Mazda B Mazda BT

Mercedes Benz


Mercedes Benz A Mercedes Benz C/CLC Mercedes Benz C Mercedes Benz E Mercedes Benz CLS Mercedes Benz S Mercedes Benz SLK Mercedes Benz CLK Mercedes Benz SL Mercedes Benz CL Mercedes Benz GLK Mercedes Benz M Mercedes Benz Vaneo Mercedes Benz R Mercedes Benz V Mercedes Benz Viano Mercedes Benz Vito Mercedes Benz Sprinter

Mini


Mini One/Cooper Mini One/Cooper/S Mini Clubman Mini Countryman

Mitsubishi


Mitsubishi Colt/Lancer Mitsubishi Colt/CZC Mitsubishi Lancer Mitsubishi Carisma Mitsubishi Galant Mitsubishi Space Mitsubishi Grandis Mitsubishi ASX Mitsubishi Outlander Mitsubishi Galloper Mitsubishi Shogun/Pajero Mitsubishi Challenger/Shogun Mitsubishi Shogun/Pajero Mitsubishi L200/

N

Nissan


Nissan Pixo Nissan Micra Nissan Almera Nissan Leaf Nissan Primera (P11 Nissan Primera Nissan Maxima Nissan Note Nissan Almera Nissan Serena Nissan Cube Nissan Qashqai Nissan X Nissan Terrano Nissan Murano Nissan Patrol Nissan Pick Nissan Kubistar Nissan NV200 Nissan Primastar Nissan Interstar Nissan Cabstar

P

Peugeot


Peugeot 106 Peugeot 107 Peugeot 206/CC Peugeot 207/CC Peugeot 307 Peugeot 308/CC Peugeot 308 Peugeot 406 Peugeot 407 Peugeot 607 Peugeot 807 Peugeot 3008 Peugeot 5008 Peugeot 4007 Peugeot Bipper Peugeot Partner/Origin Peugeot Partner Peugeot Expert Peugeot Boxer

Porsche


Porsche Cayenne Porsche Boxster Porsche 911

Proton


Proton Savvy Proton Satria Proton Gen Proton Persona/Satria/Compact/Wira Proton Persona/Satria/Wira/GTi Proton Impian/Waja

R

Renault


Renault Twingo Renault Clio Renault 1.4 Renault 2.0 Renault Clio Renault Logan Renault Megane Renault Fluence Renault Laguna Renault Vel Renault Modus/Grand Renault Scenic Renault Grand Renault Scenic Renault Espace Renault Koleos Renault Kangoo Renault Trafic Renault Master

Rover/MG


Rover/MG City Rover/MG 25 Rover/MG 45 Rover/MG 75 Rover/MG MG Rover/MG MGF/TF

S

Saab


Saab 9

Seat


Seat Arosa Seat Ibiza/Cordoba Seat Ibiza Seat Leon Seat Toledo Seat Exeo Seat Altea/XL Seat Alhambra Seat Inca

Skoda


Skoda Fabia Skoda Octavia/Tour Skoda Octavia Skoda Superb Skoda Roomster Skoda Yeti

Smart Car


Smart Car City/Cabrio/Fortwo Smart Car Fortwo Smart Car Roadster/Coupe

Ssangyoung


Ssangyoung Rodius Ssangyoung Kyron Ssangyoung Korando/Musso Ssangyoung Rexton

Subaru


Subaru Justy Subaru Impreza Subaru Legacy/Outback Subaru Forester

Suzuki


Suzuki Alto Suzuki Swift Suzuki Wagon Suzuki Splash Suzuki Baleno Suzuki Liana Suzuki Ignis Suzuki Jimny Suzuki SX4 Suzuki Vitara Suzuki Grand Suzuki Grand Vitara XL Suzuki Grand

T

Toyota


Toyota IQ Toyota Aygo Toyota Yaris Toyota Corolla Toyota Auris/Corolla Toyota Verso Toyota Prius Toyota Avensis Toyota Camry Toyota MR Toyota Celica Toyota Previa Toyota Urban Toyota RAV4 Toyota LandCruiser Toyota LandCruiser/Prado Toyota LandCruiser Toyota Hilux Toyota Hiace

V

Vauxhall


Vauxhall Agila Vauxhall Corsa Vauxhall Astra Vauxhall Coupe Vauxhall Astra Vauxhall Ampera Vauxhall Vectra Vauxhall Insignia Vauxhall Omega Vauxhall Tigra Vauxhall Speedster/VX220 Vauxhall Meriva Vauxhall Zafira Vauxhall Frontera Vauxhall Antara Vauxhall Combo Vauxhall Astra Vauxhall Brava Vauxhall Vivaro Vauxhall Movano

Volkswagen


Volkswagen Lupo Volkswagen Fox Volkswagen Polo Volkswagen Golf/Bora Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Phaeton Volkswagen Eos Volkswagen Touran Volkswagen Scirocco Volkswagen Sharan Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen Toureg Volkswagen Caddy Volkswagen Transporter Volkswagen Caravelle/Multivan Volkswagen Transporter Volkswagen Crafter

Volvo


Volvo C30 Volvo S40/V40 Volvo S40 Volvo V50 Volvo S60 Volvo V70/XC Volvo S80 Volvo C70 Volvo XC60 Volvo XC90


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Having the correct tyre pressure reduces tread wear and increases tyre life by up to 25% it reduces puncture risk by up to 33%, gives better handling and road holding and can improve fuel consumption by 2% Sussex Police found that 73% of the cars it tested had the wrong pressures..

Over-inflation reduces the area of contact with the road, which affects vehicle handling and braking it doesn’t absorb road shocks so well, resulting in a much harder ride and increases the wear in the centre of the tyre


Check Tyre Pressures
The lines below the tyres shows where the tyre comes into contact with the road surface and where the tyre will wear






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