Tyre pressure decreases over time, this is a natural phenomenon. Tyre pressure also varies depending on ambient temperature. Inadequate tyre pressure increases fuel consumption, shortens tyre lifespan and impairs the car's driving characteristics. Driving on tyres with tyre pressure that is too low could result in the tyres overheating and being damaged. Tyre pressure affects travelling comfort, road noise and driving characteristics.
Recommended tyre pressure
The tyre pressure label on the driver's side door pillar (between frame and rear door) shows which pressures the tyres should have at different loads and speed conditions.
Improved fuel economy with ECO pressure
For optimum fuel economy at speeds below 160 km/h(100 mph) an ECO pressure is recommended for both full and light load.
Checking the air pressure
Check the tyre pressures monthly. Carry out the check on cold tyres, which means that the tyres should have the same temperature as the outside temperature. After several few kilometres of driving, the tyres warm up and the pressure increases.
If necessary, inflate so that the air pressure corresponds with the approved tyre pressure in accordance with the tyre pressure label.
- After a tyre has been inflated, always refit the dust cap in order to avoid damage to the valve from gravel, dirt, etc.
- Only use plastic dust caps. Metal dust caps can rust and become difficult to unscrew.