Use the table below to find the tyre pressure for you Astra. Use the figures in the tables as a guideline.
|Model||Year||Tyre Size||Front Tyre |
|Astra-4||1998-2003||185/70R15||31 PSI||27 PSI|
|Astra-4||1998-2003||195/60R15||31 PSI||27 PSI|
|Astra-4||1998-2003||205/50R16||31 PSI||27 PSI|
|Astra-5||2004-2009||195/65R15||30 PSI||30 PSI|
|Astra-5||2004-2009||205/55R16||30 PSI||30 PSI|
|Astra-6||2009-2015||205/60R16||32 PSI||32 PSI|
|Astra-6||2009-2015||215/50R17||32 PSI||32 PSI|
|Astra-6||2009-2015||235/45R18||33 PSI||33 PSI|
|Astra-7||2015-||225/45R17||33 PSI||33 PSI|
|Astra-7||2015-||205/55R16||33 PSI||33 PSI|
|Astra-7||2015-||235/40R19||33 PSI||33 PSI|
Use your car’s handbook to find the correct tyre pressures for the model you have.
About the Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra is a family class car model manufactured by Vauxhall Motors Ltd based in Ellesmere Port, Chesire, England. The Astra’s history dates backs in 1936 when Opel Kadett ruled the motor industry. The Opel Kadett was manufactured to rival the Volkswagen Beetle. In fact, the manufacturer rebranded Opel Kadett D as Vauxhall Astra in the United Kingdom to achieve that. It gained popularity over the years and became a favorite car model among families. While the manufacture of Vauxhall Astra began in Germany, it was moved to the Ellesmere Port plant in the United Kingdom in 1981.
Introduction to the different Vauxhall Astra models
The first model of the Vauxhall Astra (the Astra GTE) was released in 1979, which was intended to rival the Ford Escort XR3, Peugeot 205 and Golf GTI. In fact, it was the company’s first-ever front-wheel car. This model lasted until 1984.
The second model of the Vauxhall Astra (the Vauxhall Astra Mark 2) debuted in 1984. It had a lot in common with the first model, only that that it had a more aerodynamic body. And in 1985, it won the award for European car of the year. It was also the first Astra model to come with a convertible model. The Vauxhall Belmont, a saloon version of the Vauxhall Astra, was launched in 1986. However, it was discontinued after only 5 years due to its poor performance on the market. The launch of an updated Vauxhall Astra GTE, which has far more superior features to the Vauxhall Belmont followed, which performed exceptionally well in the marketplace. The second model lasted until 1991.
The third model of the Vauxhall Astra (the Vauxhall Astra Mark 3) hit the road in 1991. It wasn’t an all-new model, but an evolution of the previous model. However, its selling point was safety because it was the first Astra model to come with side-impact bars, as well as front seatbelt pre-tensioner.
The fourth model of the Vauxhall Astra (the Vauxhall Astra Mark 4) premiered in 1998. However, the introduction of Ford Focus in the same year overshadowed it. But, its performance was far much better than its predecessor. Plus, it looked better and more modern. The manufacturers decided to offer customers more style and that’s when the company commission the manufacture of a stylish convertible, which was manufactured Bertone, an Italian design house.
The fifth model of the Vauxhall Astra (the Vauxhall Astra Mark 5) was introduced in 2004. It was far more competitive when compared to its predecessor. It has a completely new look, accompanied by a much more classy interior. Vauxhall sold far more units of this model than the previous model because, besides its performance and classy look, it was affordable.
The sixth model of the Vauxhall Astra (the Vauxhall Astra Mark 6) debut in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The designers of this model heavily borrowed from the Vauxhall Insignia. It was more costly than the Mark 5, and the best selling model in the United Kingdom in 2010. It even outsold its main competitor, the Ford Focus, by a staggering 50 percent.
The seventh model of the Vauxhall Astra (the Vauxhall Astra Mark 7) was showcased in September 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s lighter than the previous model (by 200kg). Its unique feature is the “OnStar” system, which comes with an inbuilt dialer to call for assistance in case of any emergency or problems. The model will cease to exist in 2020 because Peugeot Group bought Opel Vauxhall (the model’s manufacturer) in 2017.