Tyre Profile

Tyre Pressures can save Fuel.
  • 25% too low tyre pressure increases rolling resistance by 10% and fuel consumption by 2%.
  • Too low tyre pressure also has unfavourable effects on vehicle handling and braking distance.
  • To ensure correct tyre pressure, you need to check your car's tyres at least once a month.
  • Tyre pressures must be checked when the tyres are cold, this means that you have driven less than three kilometres, otherwise you have to wait for about 10 minutes to let the tyres cool down.

Identifying Tyre Markings

 Need help Identifying the size of tyres on your Vehicle.

Sidewall Markings
On the sidewall of a tyre you will find various codes and markings. Amongst these you will find the size.

Tyre Sizes
Tyre sizes are made up of a number of different numbers and letters.
For example tyre size 195/55 R 16 87 V is made up of the following information:

195 The tyre section width in millimetres.
55 The aspect ratio in % ( the height of the sidewall divided by the tyre's width )
R Denotes the tyre's construction type - in this case it's a radial Tyre.
16 Rim diameter in inches.
87 Load Index.
V Speed Rating.

Dashboard Warning Lights Information

Don't ignore Dashboard Warning Lights, they could save you money.

  • Red Warning Lights are usually DANGER or Imediate Action needs to be taken to prevent further damage to your Vehicle.
  • Amber Warning Lights are usually just a preventative reminder that Oil or Coolant needs topping up.

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