Cookies on the Michelin Site

For an optimale navigation, MICHELIN website use navigation cookies.  For more information please view our cookie policy. OK

Your recent
activity
!

Welcome to your history toolbox

We've saved important information from your previous searches to make your life easier.

Recent Activity won't work if you have not accepted Functional cookies

Save time and keep track of recent searches, tyres and dealers viewed.Update cookie setting

???private_mode_title???

???private_mode_text???

Last tyres viewed

Last dealers viewed

Last searches

What pressure in winter tyres?

Tyres pressure is a very important component of a car’s safety. Read on to discover how to set the right pressure for your winter tyres.

Adjust pressure if it is set in a cold environment
The temperature has a direct impact on tyres because when the temperature drops, so does the tyre pressure! If you are adjusting pressure outside, in ambient temperature, you should set it to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressures.

Adjust pressure if it is set in a warm environment
Also beware of the environment in which you check your winter tyres pressure. If you set the pressure in a warm garage and that the outside temperature is below freezing, you might have to add 0.2 bar (3 psi) to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressures. This will compensate the difference and ensure that you have a correct pressure level.

Switch tyres from one axle to the other
If tyre pressure is one thing to check every month, it might also be good to switch both sets of tyres (rear and front) from one axle to the other. It is advised to do so every 3,100 to 6,200 miles (5,000 to 10,000 kilometers). The advantage of this swap is to make sure that your tyres wear evenly.

One last tip for the trip
Tyres pressure and maintenance are not the only elements to check. For instance, a small crack on the windscreen may, in the extreme cold, become a large crack. Therefore you should have it repaired before winter sets in.

More advice and videos

Tips

To equip your vehicle and drive in winter

All our winter advices

Tips

To use your winter tyres better

Everything on winter tyres

 

My Winter with Michelin Be safe in winter

 

 

Find your perfect MICHELIN tyre in seconds

Plate number format can't be recognized.

Please perform another search or try to search differently.

Plate number can't be found

Please perform another search or try to search differently.

ex. AA111AA