Understanding tyre pressure for cars and 4X4s

Not sure what your tyre pressure should be on a specific terrain? View our list of tyre pressure requirements for all terrains.

Please note that these guidelines are based on an average range of tyre sizes, not a specific size.

  • Road: 2.2 - 2.6 bar
  • Sand: 1.2 – 1.8 bar
  • Smooth Gravel: 2.2 – 2.5 bar
  • Rough Gravel: 1.8 – 2.2 bar
  • Rocky Gravel: 1.5 – 1.9 bar
  • Mud: 1.5 – 1.9 bar

*Remember terrain determines your tyre pressure

How to check tyre pressure:

  1. Check the tyre and your vehicle's manual (This information can usually be found inside one of the front door openings). Check the above guide for different types of terrains too!
  2. Unscrew the tyre-valve cap.
  3. Push the tyre-pressure gauge firmly onto the tyre valve.
  4. Look the reading on the tyre-pressure gauge.
  5. If the pressure reading is too low, attach the air hose to the tyre valve and increase the pressure while checking your own gauge.
  6. Screw the cap back onto the valve tightly.

    Don't forget to rotate your tyres regularly and always follow your car manufacture's instructions and guidelines. Visit our in-store experts for any help with your off-road or 4X4 tyre needs.