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Get the Right Tire Pressure for Safety

by | May 13, 2015 | Auto Repair, Fuel Efficiency, Safe Driving Tips, Tire Repair

Keeping the vehicle in ideal condition is important for you and your passengers. By doing so, you can also help keep the parts and components in the best condition possible. Make sure that the tires are at the correct air pressure and overall condition. This will help keep them rotating efficiently when you will need to travel. If at any time you notice anything out of the norm, make sure to contact us and bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the tires, and even the spare tire for you to ensure they have the proper air pressure in them.


The Correct Air Pressure is Important

Even if you are not an ASE master technician, you can find out what the correct tire pressure should be in each tire. The first place to look is in the owner’s manual of the vehicle. You can also look at the inside door jamb of the vehicle. This way you can also inspect the tires to ensure the have the proper amount of air pressure. The spare tire should also be inspected. The last thing you will want is to have a flat spare tire when you would need to use it. The spare tire is typically smaller than the regular tires, since it is meant as a temporary fix. The spare tire air pressure can also be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect all the tires for you.

Know how to Add Air to the Tires

To get the pressure where it should be, you will need to be by an air compressor. Measure the air pressure before you start so you can gauge how much you will need to add. Hold the nozzle directly over the stem and press the air in. Go slowly so you do not over inflate the tires, as too much air can be just as dangerous as too little air. Once you have added a bit of air in, then check with the pressure nozzle and see how close you are. Either add more air or secure the cap over the stem and get on with your day. You can also bring the vehicle in, and we can add or remove the appropriate amount of air.

Why the Tires Should have Proper Air Pressure

The wrong tire pressure, both too much and too little can cause a lot of problems with your tires. Both can make your tire susceptible to punctures while out driving on the road. It would be easier for a nail or a sharp object to embed in to the tire material when it is not set correctly. The wrong tire pressure can also affect the mileage of your car in a negative way. When the tires are working harder to stay on the road, it uses up more gas, costing you a bit of money. Having the right air pressure can help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run.