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To find out what size tyres your vehicle has you just need to look at the tyres. On the sidewall of each tyre there will be a sequence of numbers for example, 195/65/R15 H. In this example, the 195 is the width of the tyre in millimetres; the 65 is the profile (65% of the width) and the number 15 is the diameter width of your wheel in inches. The letter R stands for Radial and the last letter (in this example H) is the speed rating of the particular tyre.
To find out what size diameter wheels you have on your car you just need to look at the tyres. On the sidewall of your tyres there will be a sequence of numbers, for example 195/65/R15. The last two digits is the diameter size of your wheels so, in this example, the size of the wheels is 15 inch.
Option 1: Purchase a set of seats, take your original seats out and then modify the original equipment to accept the new replacement seats.
Option 2: Purchase a set of seats and universal frames. Take your original seats and equipment out and modify the universal frames to fit your particular vehicle.
Option 3: Purchase a set of seats and if possible buy direct fitment frames. Take out the original seats and equipment and install new frames and seats using the vehicle's original fixing points.
The Tyresure tyre pressure monitoring system is fairly straightforward to install. Installation of the display unit can be carried out easily by the car owner as it simply fixes to a suitable place in the front of the vehicle, for example the dashboard. It is powered by a lead to the cigarette lighter which is included (car option only) or can be modified to be hardwired to the vehicle’s 12v system if preferred.
Installation of the sensors and aluminium valves will need to be carried out by a tyre fitting technician at a local tyre fitting centre or garage (the costs should be minimal and be similar to having a wheel balance and new rubber valve fitted).The tyre fitter will simply fit the sensors to the aluminium valves (included) which are then fitted inside the wheel (sensor is hidden). The aluminium valve is then bolted in as normal (aluminium valves simply replace existing standard black rubber or metal valves). Once the tyres have been re-inflated and re-fitted to the vehicle, the display unit will automatically calibrate to the sensors. The sensors will then wirelessly connect to the display unit indicating audibly and visually the tyre pressures, tyre temperature and each tyre/wheel position on the vehicle.
When you replace your original steering wheel with an aftermarket steering wheel, you will need to install a steering wheel hub kit. This is the part which will fit between your steering column and the new aftermarket steering wheel. The boss hub kit is dependant on your particular vehicle as it will fit onto your vehicle’s steering column. Most boss hub kits have standard 6 screw holes which will mean that most branded standard steering wheels (with six screw holes) will fit.
Tyre pressures for your particular vehicle will be specified in the vehicle's handbook and they may also be shown on a sticker on the inside of the driver's door. The tyre pressures quoted will be for cold tyres only. Normally two numbers will be quoted; one for normal everyday use and a higher figure for when the vehicle carries load. You must therefore ensure that the tyre pressures are adjusted accordingly. If you have lost your handbook or are unable to find out the correct tyre pressures for your vehicle, you should refer to your vehicle manufacturer.
Important reasons why you should have the correct tyre pressure:
You should only check tyre pressures when the tyres are cold so if they have been driven on, you should wait at least one hour before checking the pressures. You should also check your tyre pressures regularly and at least every two weeks.
When checking tyre pressures, its always a good time to have a look at the tyres to make sure they aren't damaged and that no bulges or deep cuts are apparent. A bulge in a tyre indicates internal structure damage and the tyre must be replaced immediately. Similarly if a deep cut is found and enough to show the internal structure of the tyre, then this also means that the tyre should be replaced.
The common methods of checking tyre pressures is of course to use a good tyre pressure gauge but did you know that you can monitor both tyre pressures and temperatures constantly by using a tyre pressure monitoring system. Its very easy to install and will alert you when either pressures or temperatures are abnormal giving you piece of mind.
Important Safety Information You should tighten all nuts or bolts to car manufacturer's recommended torque setting. The information can be found in the vehicle handbook. You should also check the tightness of all nuts or bolts after the first 100 miles and periodically check tightness thereafter.
We have given measurements in all our exhaust tip listings, for example 35-59mm. You would therefore need to measure the diameter width of your existing tailpipe end in millimeters to determine which exhaust tip will be suitable. If your existing tailpipe end measures between the two measurements given in a particular listing, then that exhaust tip will fit onto your tailpipe. You also need to take the other measurements given in our listings in relation to length etc to determine that it will not interfere with bodywork or bumper otherwise you may need to make modifications. Similarly all our exhaust tips are designed to fit onto straight end tailpipes so if you have a downward pointing pipe, then you would need to modify it in order to fit an exhaust trim.
The easiest way to tell is to look at one of your headlight bulbs to see the type of fitment. The most common sizes for headlight bulbs are:-