Survey on Motor Vehicle Tyres and Related Aspect
- Published: EC ENTR/02/045, 2004
- Authors: TUV Automotive GmbH
- Date Added: 26 Jun 2013
- Last Update: 14 Feb 2016
Review the European evidence on tyre safety
Broad evidence on tyre safety. Specifically relating to tyre pressure, the report identified:
Over-inflation increases overall tyre diameter, decreases the amount of tread in contact with the road, decreases sidewall flexibility and affects road-adhesion.
Under-inflation decreases overall tyre diameter, increases sidewall flexion, generates higher tyre operating temperatures and difficult vehicle handling characteristics. Running an under-inflated tyre may cause premature tyre failure.
Both over and under-inflation adversely affect tyre life
Report not available online