Tyre inflation pressures
Recommended tyre inflation pressures
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NOTE! Tyre pressure must always be measured from cold tyres.Temperature has a significant impact on tyre pressurisation. The temperature in a warm garage can be up to 30 ˚C higher than outside. If the tyre pressure is measured inside, it will be too low for outside temperatures.
Example: The temperature in the garage is +20 ˚C, while the outside temperature is -10˚ C à If the pressure is adjusted in the garage, the pressure added to the tyres must be 30 kPa (0.3 bar) higher than the recommended value to ensure a correct pressure level outside.
The impact of temperature on the pressure of passenger car tyres is approx. 10 kPa (0.1 bar) / 10 ˚C.
In addition to correct tyre pressure, drivers should also ensure that uni-directional tyres are correctly installed on the car. The arrow on the sidewall indicates the rolling direction.
To prolong the lifetime of the tyres, front and rear tyres can be changed from one axle to another every 5,000–10,000 kilometres.
As a result, the tyres will wear evenly and show smaller differences in wear.
We recommend that you break in your M+S labelled winter tyres by avoiding hard acceleration and braking during the first 500 driving kilometres. A gentle break-in improves the durability of studding: the studs will fit securely into place and stay on the tyres.
Check the inflation pressures of your tyres
1. The correct inflation pressure is provided in the owner's manual of your car.
2. Remember that temperature affects pressures: in cold weather, the pressure needs to be higher than in higher temperatures.
3. Never adjust the pressure immediately after driving, because driving heats up the tyres.
4. Remember to check the pressure on your spare tyre regularly too.