Know your tyres
What does the writing on my tyres mean?
The information on your tryes has two main purposes, it helps identify the the size and specification of the tyre, it also confirms that the tyre has been tested and approved to the required safety standards.
It is not recommended but not currently illegal for a driver to use tyres with a lower speed rating or load capacity than the manufacturer recommends. Similarly it is not recommended to have a combination of different construction types of tyre. Ask Trostre Tyres @ Pontarddulais or consult your vehicle handbook for confirmation of your vehicles tyre requirements.
EU Tyre Labelling Legislation
The Importance of Correct Tyre Pressure
Having the correct tyre pressure is vital for both safety and for extending the life of your tyres.
Tyre pressures should be checked monthly, including the spare before any long distance travel. Ensure the tyre pressures match the pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Tyre pressures preferably should be checked cold. If tyre pressures are checked hot, add 4 to 5psi (0.3bar) to the recommended pressures.
In the case of unusual pressure loss, the internal and external condition of the tyre should be checked, as well as the condition of the wheel and valve. Trostre Tyres Llanelli and Pontarddulais can assist you with this and if suitable carry out a puncture repair.