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RIM SIZE AND TYRE PRESSURE

The "Tyre Placard" on the drivers door tells you what pressure to put in the tyres.

I wrote this page when I found that on my particular car I also needed to know the rim size.


To look up what pressure to use you need to know what size tyres you have and that is not a problem as tyres have the size clearly shown in huge text.

However as my car came fitted with P205/65 R15 95H tyres you can see from the label that I also need the RIM CODE


The correct pressure is 29 PSI if I have 7J rims or 32 PSI if I have 6J rims.




What do you think these rims are---well I had no idea----the hand book did not say--

Looking hard at the wheels on the car did not help. 

To find the rim size I had to look at the inside of the spare ( it is the same as what is on the car) or take a wheel off.


Tyre pressure is a safety concern and if for instance you borrow a car you should be able to easily find the correct pressure for the tyres. A remedy would be a "FITTED WITH 6J RIMS" sticker or the rim size stamped on the outside of the wheels.  

This is the sticker I made to sit just above the tyre placard.



Note  the wheels were original equipment and I reported my concerns to the manufacturer.

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