Tyre pressure when off-roading.

Prateek Wadhawan
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With tire pressure, it's best to follow the recommendation of your car manufacturer. This, for the most part, is true for regular driving. But if you drive out on an off-road adventure with friends with your usual tire pressure, you’re going to have a bad time.

As a general rule of thumb, whenever you engage in anything but everyday driving check your tire pressure. Failing to adjust your tire pressure can lead to consequences ranging from just an uncomfortable ride to a deadly accident.
Depending on the surface you’re driving on, you need to lower your tire pressure.

Less air in the tire results in more surface area and distributes the weight of the vehicle more evenly. There is also more contact between the rubber and the surface you’re driving on. When driving over terrain that’s harder to grip all that extra traction is vital.

How much air you let out also depends on what terrain you’re driving on. For fine and dry sandy terrains like those usually found in the UAE, you can lower a tire’s pressure to 15-16 psi without fear of damage. This level can be adjusted based on your comfort. If the sand is a little damp or hard, for example near the sea, you can get away with a higher tire pressure as well.

Lowering your tire pressure can also help you avoid being bogged down in the sand and enjoy a smoother off-road experience.

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