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Question 2
Tell me where you’d find the information for the recommended tyre pressures for this car and how tyre pressures should be checked.

Answer 2
You can check your tyre pressures using a reliable pressure gauge.

Correct tyre pressures are in the manufacturer’s guide.

Check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold.

Don’t forget to check the spare tyre and remember to refit the valve caps.

Extra 2
Your car tyres need to have the correct amount of air in them. Not having enough air in your tyres, or having too much air in your tyres, is not safe.

If you don’t have enough air in your tyres, it takes more energy to move the car so you’ll use more fuel, the edges of the tyre will wear out quicker, and you won’t stop as quickly in an emergency.

If you have too much air in your tyre, the road will feel bumpier, your tyres have less contact with the road, the centre of the tyre will wear out more quickly and you won’t stop as quickly in an emergency.

The correct tyre pressures for a car are written in the manufacturers guide.

You can check the tyre pressures using a pressure gauge like this one – or at a garage.

You need to check your tyres when they are still cold, not when they are hot after being driven on for a long time. You will remove the valve cap, place the pressure gauge onto the tyre valve stem and press down. Then check the reading on the gauge to see what the pressure is.

Don’t forget to put the valve caps on again before driving away.

Remember that your tyres are the only contact you have with the road – correct tyre pressures will keep you safe.

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