Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rhinogolf, Monday 10th Dec, 2012.
Is it best to reduce the tyre pressures in icy/snow conditions or is this just a miff
I stick to what's recommended on the tyre placard . Best time to check tyre pressures in winters late evening and the car has been standing for an hour after its last use.
I have never reduced tyre pressures for Tarmac use.
I've heard it helps in snow but I've never tried it.
I checked last year with the tyre specialist at Vredestein and he confirmed that you should stick to the standard pressures specified by Honda.
Quote from AA.
Tread depth and pressure
Whatever tyres you fit they must have enough tread – at least 3mm is recommended for winter, and certainly no less than 2mm.
Check tyre pressures too but don't be tempted to try reducing pressure when there's snow and ICE about – it doesn't help with grip and can affect handling.
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