Got a beach trip planned?
Before you hit the sandy shores, don’t forget to tweak your tyre pressure to avoid getting stuck in pesky sand traps!
But what’s the perfect tyre pressure for your sandy adventure?
Sand driving requires a different approach to regular road driving. The key to mastering this terrain lies in adjusting your tyre pressure.
While the right tyre pressure can vary depending on the vehicle’s weight, tyre size, and sand conditions, a general rule of thumb is to set the pressure between 15 to 20 PSI (pounds per square inch) for driving on sandy terrain.
Lowering the tyre pressure prevents your tyres from digging into the sand and getting stuck, providing better traction and reducing the risk of getting stranded.
Driving with appropriate tyre pressure reduces the chances of tyre damage, as the tyres can absorb the impact of rocks, bumps, and uneven terrain more effectively.
Properly inflated tyres ensure better handling and stability, enabling you to maintain control of your 4WD on soft sand.
Lower tyre pressure distributes the weight of the vehicle more evenly, reducing the environmental impact on delicate beach ecosystems.
To guarantee an epic journey and keep yourself safe while beach driving, knowing the right tyre pressure is a must.
Achieve the appropriate pressure for an enjoyable sand driving adventure with your 4WD.
I'm Louis, an engineer passionate about helping Australians choose better tyres for their vehicles!