General Icy tyre pressures

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by rhinogolf, Monday 10th Dec, 2012.

  1. rhinogolf Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Is it best to reduce the tyre pressures in icy/snow conditions or is this just a miff
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    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.
  3. I've heard it helps in snow but I've never tried it.
  4. aislabyjim Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I checked last year with the tyre specialist at Vredestein and he confirmed that you should stick to the standard pressures specified by Honda.
  5. Eck Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    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.
    Last edited: Sunday 16th Dec, 2012