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Vehicle Tyre Placard

All vehicles sold within Australia are required to have a vehicle placard. The placard contains vital information specific to your vehicle’s make and model regarding correct tyre use.

In 1971, strict design standards began to be introduced within Australia’s vehicle industry. From 1973, it became standard practice for vehicles to include a placard. The placard is typically located in the door jamb on the driver’s side of the vehicle. It may sometimes be found in the glove box or on the back of the fuel filler flap.

A vehicle placard provides the user with the following information:
  • Recommended tyre sizes 
  • Correct inflation pressures for front and rear tyres  
  • Load rating  
  • Speed rating

This information is subject to the vehicle being under normal driving conditions and should be used as a guide only.

A vehicle placard provides you with base information and is a terrific starting point when addressing the above factors, such as correct inflation pressures. However, there may be times where you require more detailed, specialised information. If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, please consult your local tyre professionals at BestDrive where we are more than happy to assist with our expert knowledge.

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