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    Default Winter tyre pressure

    Hate the snow now, got stuck in the carpark at work this morning for 30 min had to phone out some of the boys to give me a push just to get parked, same tonight about 20 min to get out, mind you think the shopping center dosn't know how to use grit as none has been used since all the snow started, after 4 days off work over christmas the car park is like a sheet of ice. Anyway normally run tyres at 36 psi all round should i keep them at this or are there recomended tyre pressures for winter driving.

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    Vehicle : Vectra C Facelift

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    Engine : CDTi 150

    Year : 2005

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    Here are the standard VX recommended pressures

    Engine
    Z 19 DTL,
    Z 19 DTH

    215/55 R 16,
    215/50 R 17,
    225/45 R 17,
    225/45 R 18,


    Tyre pressure for
    load of up to
    3 people
    Front 33/2.3 Rear 33/2.3




    Tyre pressure (ECO
    1) loaded w ith
    up to 3 people
    Front 38/2.6 Rear 38/2.6


    Note 1) To reduce fuel consumption as much as possible


    I've got mine set to 34 all round 225/45/18


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    Have a look in the owners manual for the recommended tyre pressures for your model and tyre size.

    I've never been aware of a manufacturer recommending different pressures for cold, or hot, climates.

    The cold weather does reduce the pressure naturally so you need to regularly check/adjust the pressure to whatever Vauxhall recommend.

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    Vehicle : SRI 1.9 CDTI 120

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    Why bother if u need a cheap short term fix why not buy a set of these their is video on youtube of them working on cars in the snow.

    OH yeah THIS is what i was on about.

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    found this I run mine at 35 all round

    http://www.michelin.co.uk/michelinuk...006121126.html

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    I check my tyre pressures weekly, and they do vary slightly with temperature
    I also try and check them around the same time (21:00 to 23:00)

    However, even at this time of year the variation in daily temperature is minimal
    At the moment the typical day temperature is about -5'C and it is not likely to return to 15'C until at least March

    According to my handbook (for 2004MY)
    Z19 engines have the same tyre pressures front and rear, anything between 32 and 35
    As far as I am aware none of the UK specification cars have 15" wheels, so that leaves just 32 and 33
    I assume 32 is for the 120 and 33 for the 150

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    There is not pressure change for cold weather according to VX specifications.

    M8Internet is right, 15" wheels were never offered in the UK.

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    Is it wintertyres? M+S? Then, definately you should add more pressure during cold season. But also on summertyres you can add some. Most car brands only specify "summer pressure", and this is much to low for the below freezing temps. You can add 20%, and only get benefits. It will NOT wear the tyre. When temp again is constantly above 5-10°C, consider only 10% more than standard. Remember to measure when tyres are cold, they gets lukewarm pretty fast...
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