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How To Read Tyre Pressure Label Stickers

Reading tyre pressure label stickers is an essential skill – but something that is easy to do. It relays vital information regarding the correct air pressure for your tyres. Which when set correctly help with your safety on the road, as well as the longevity of your tyres.

Step 1: Locate the tyre pressure label sticker.

The tyre pressure sticker is usually located on the driver's side door jamb. If you can't find it in, it is best to either consult your vehicle's handbook or check with a dealership.

Step 2: Read the recommended tyre pressure.

The label will display the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle's tyres. It will most likely have separate values for the front and rear tyres, as well as for different tyre sizes and a standard pressure and ‘laden’ pressure (i.e. the pressure the tyres need to be when your car is fully loaded).

The pressure will be displayed in pounds per square inch (PSI) or bar. It is important to note that the recommended tyre pressure is the pressure for cold tyres (i.e. have not been driven on recently). The pressure increases as the tyres heat up, so it's best to check the pressure when the tyres are cold.

Step 3: Check the load capacity.

The tyre pressure label sticker may also display the maximum load capacity for each tyre. Make sure that the load capacity of the tyre is sufficient for the weight of your vehicle – plus any other weight you may be carrying.

Step 4: Check the speed rating.

The tyre pressure label may also display the speed rating for each tyre. This rating indicates the maximum speed that the tyre can safely handle. The speed rating of your tyres must be appropriate for your vehicle and the driving conditions.

Step 5: Check for any additional information.

Finally, the pressure information may also include extra things such as the tyre size, type, and manufacturer's name. It's important that the tyre size and type are appropriate for your vehicle.