Learn how to check the pressure of your tyres for optimal reliability and safe driving.
Tyres have been known to lose up to 0.06 BAR (every month, so check all tyres, including your spare, once a month (or before a long trip). It’s easy. Here’s how:
Low tyre pressures can lead to tyre damage. See the difference for the following vehicles:
Most tyres are filled with compressed air. But some tyre retailers have started to use nitrogen. (Nitrogen is simply dry air with the oxygen removed. Air contains nearly 79% nitrogen already.) Because nitrogen replaces oxygen, less air can escape your tyres, and your inflation pressure stays higher for longer. Unfortunately, there are other possible sources of leaks (tyre/rim interface, valve, valve/rim interface and the wheel), which prevent the guarantee of pressure maintenance for individuals using air or nitrogen inflation.
Nitrogen and compressed air CAN be mixed, if needed. Tyres manufactured by MICHELIN are designed to deliver their expected tyre performance when inflated with air or nitrogen, as long as the user respects the pressures that are recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle’s placard or by the tyre manufacturer. For the ultimate in driving comfort, ensure that you read the placard and maintain the expressed figures.