Each vehicle sold in Australia has a vehicle placard, which has a bunch of handy information on it. But what is it, where is it and how do you read it?

Since 1973, it’s been standard practice for vehicles to include a placard that contains information about correct tyre use.

A vehicle placard tells you the following information:

The vehicle placard is typically located in the door jamb on the driver’s side but it can also be found in the glove box or in the fuel cap. Bottom line is, every car has one and it’ll look a little something like the one shown below.

A vehicle placard gives you handy base information but there may be times where you need more detailed knowledge - if you ever have any questions or aren’t sure on anything, consult your local tyre professional.