Movano Tyre Pressures

Tyre pressure refers to the amount of air in your Movano’s tyres. It’s just as important as tread depth when it comes to keeping your van safe and performing efficiently on the road.

There are specific tyre pressures for your Movano and they’re set when the van is made. These vary depending on the profile of your van, including factors like the engine, tyre size and van length. So make sure you follow the tyre pressures specific to the Movano you have.

Tyre pressure is given as a numerical reading. If your tyres are under-inflated, the pressure reading will be lower than is recommended. Under-inflated tyres increase tyre wear and fuel consumption, and the van can be more difficult to handle.

 

Over-inflated tyres will give a reading that is higher than the recommended pressure, which means there is too much air in the tyres. The amount of tyre in contact with the road decreases, which makes the van harder to handle, particularly when you’re braking. And the part of the tyre that’s in contact with the road gets worn more heavily, so it would need replacing sooner.

How to Check Movano Tyre Pressures

Tyre pressures should be checked every couple of weeks and before long journeys.

 

You’ll need:

  • An accurate tyre pressure gauge. If you don’t have one of these, you could try visiting a petrol station. Most have an air pump which also takes tyre pressure readings
  • A note of what your tyre pressures should be. See above for your recommended tyre pressures
  • Cool tyres. If you’ve been driving for more than 30 minutes, give your tyres 30-45 minutes to cool down.

 

Remember to check each tyre and also the spare. Here’s how:

 

First remove the dust cap of the valve and attach the gauge to the valve. It’ll take a reading, which you can then compare to what’s recommended for your Movano.

 

If the number on the gauge is lower than what’s recommended, you’ll need to use an air pump to inflate the tyre until the numbers match.

If the number on the gauge is higher, you’ll need to let a little air out through the valve until it’s correct.

Screw the cap back on and repeat for the next tyre.

 

When checking your tyre pressures, it’s also the perfect time to check each tyre for deformities such as cuts, bulges and bumps, as well as checking the tread depth. It’s a good opportunity to make sure your tyres are in great condition.

Need new tyres for your van or fleet of commercial vehicles? Your local Vauxhall Retailer can order and fit them for you, and they can even tie it into an upcoming visit you’ve already booked in.