Know your tyres
What does the writing on my tyres mean?
The writing on your tryes serves two main purposes, firstly it helps identify the the size and specification of the tyre, secondly it confirms that the tyre has been tested and approved to European 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 or consult your vehicle handbook for confirmation of your vehicles tyre speed and load rating.
EU Tyre Labelling Legislation
The Importance of Correct Tyre Pressure
The correct tyre pressure is vital for both safety and for extending the life of your tyre.
You should check your tyre pressure monthly, including the spare before any long distance driving. Make sure the tyre pressures match the pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Tyre pressures should if possible 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.