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Why correct tyre inflation matters

Inflating your tyres to the correct pressures is vital to your safety on the road.

Under-inflated tyres affect vehicle control and grip, potentially causing irregular or unpredictable handling behaviour. Tyres which are under-inflated are also more likely to suffer from a dangerous rapid deflation, especially on high-speed journeys.

See how tyre pressures impact upon a car’s performance in this animation from TyreSafe, which promotes tyre safety and driver awareness. Michelin is proud to be a corporate supporter of TyreSafe:

Setting the correct pressures

Your vehicle handbook will tell you what pressure you should have in your tyres, and it’s essential your tyres are at the correct pressure before you install any MICHELIN TPMS product.

You’ll sometimes find a small sticker with the tyre pressures on too, usually positioned inside the fuel filler flap or on the drivers’ door edge.

Remember that pressures are given for cold tyres, which means checking them when the vehicle hasn’t been driven for a couple of hours. If you need to drive to a fuel station forecourt to inflate your tyres, make sure it’s a short journey at low speeds.

If you can’t find the correct tyre pressures, contact the manufacturer’s customer services team. You’ll need a note of:

  • The size of the tyres fitted, taken from the sidewalls
  • The vehicle make, model and registration number

Plus you can access a wealth of expert tyre advice from Michelin via these links:

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