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Tyre Pressure Knowledge-What if I don’t know my tyre pressures?

Tyre Pressure Knowledge

Tyre Pressure Knowledge

Tyre Pressure Knowledge

This is one of the questions that is asked by some of my customers. Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire UK. Apart from the internet. Vehicle car manufacturers often place the tyre pressures in three locations of the car.

Here are the three places:

  • Inside the driver’s door on the door frame
  • Inside the petrol-diesel cap
  • In the vehicle manual

If you are in the Halifax area then we will always help you.  Supplying the tyre pressures for your particular car model.

We recommend though that you keep your own tyre pressure gauge. Hence, as part of your cars tool kit. They are only small tool items and can even be kept with your locking wheel nuts under the dash. Gauges are on offer at most car accessories stores. Including from Michelin and on the road safety organizations web sites. Here in the UK we have the AA and the RAC.

Tyre Pressure Knowledge-Some helpful tips

I can also give you drivers a few simple tips that you should remember about tyre pressures and inflating your tyres.

  1. Always keep your valve caps in a safe place when inflating and checking your tyre pressures.  If the caps are cracked or broken. Then replace them with new ones.
  2. Try not to damage the thread on your tyre valves. Some valves are Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and if damaged are expensive to replace. So do not force the tyre pressure gauge or the air-line. ,So,onto the tyres valve and damage the thread.
  3. Always check the tyre pressures when the tyres are cool. Preferably before you start a journey. Heat builds up in the tyres and they will give the wrong tyre pressure reading.
  4. Check each tyre more than once. Ensuring that you have a good fit between the tyres valve and the pressure gauge.

Any good tyre centre will check your tyre valves for you free of charge. Including us at Pellon Tyres here in Yorkshire UK. This should also be done FREE of charge.


Eric Roberts