PRES­SURE POINTS

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SOME­THING a tyre tech­ni­cian will be look­ing for when in­spect­ing tyres for wear and con­di­tion is cor­rect pres­sure. Ev­ery­one has their own idea on what is right when it comes to tyre pres­sure, but a good place to start is with the man­u­fac­turer’s rec­om­men­da­tion which is found on a plaque usu­ally in a door jamb or some­times in­side the glove­box lid. If you have changed your tyre size from the orig­i­nal on the ve­hi­cle plac­ard, you should check with the tyre man­u­fac­turer – the pres­sure sched­ule for a 265/65R17 is not the same as a LT265/65R17.

Run to these specs for nor­mal day-to­day use and ad­just to con­di­tions; raise the pres­sure if you are car­ry­ing a heavy load; drop it for gravel road or harsh ter­rain; and drop it fur­ther for driv­ing over sand or snow. Al­ways re­mem­ber to re­turn your tyres to spec when you get back to nor­mal op­er­at­ing con­di­tions, as this will en­sure the long­est pos­si­ble tyre life and best ride and per­for­mance.

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