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PostSubject: Your speedo can be affected by your tyres, so tread carefully   Your speedo can be affected by your tyres, so tread carefully EmptyTue 31 Jul 2018, 7:41 am

If you've had new tyres fitted to your vehicle recently, it may pay to have your speedometer checked.

"If the tyres are considerably different to what is required for the car it can cause issues," said Steve Spalding, RACQ's head of engineering.

"When a car goes in for a tyre replacement, the tyre retailer matches the tyres to the vehicle.

"There is a plaque on every single car and provided they stay within that range of tyres, it's very unlikely you'll get a problem."

Mr Spalding said speedos were calibrated to design rules.

"The larger the tyre, the bigger they are, the slower the speedo will read," he told ABC Radio Brisbane's Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston.

"The speedo reads slow relative to the road speed, and under Australian Design Rules all speedometers have to read on the safe side.

For example, if you're travelling at 100kph the speedo must read between 100kph and 114kph.

"There's a very safe margin providing we have the right size wheels and tyres," Mr Spalding said.

"Until July 2006, speedos could have an accuracy of 10 per cent either way.

"In those situations, a car could be delivered new with the correct set of tyres and you could still find yourself in trouble in some situations."

Mr Spalding said drivers should not need to change or correct their speedo regularly.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-31/how-often-should-you-check-your-speedometer/10051024
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PostSubject: Re: Your speedo can be affected by your tyres, so tread carefully   Your speedo can be affected by your tyres, so tread carefully EmptyMon 20 Aug 2018, 12:10 pm

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Until July 2006, speedos could have an accuracy of 10 per cent either way.

Mr Spalding said divers should not need to change or correct their speedo regularly.
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