Tire Pressure Guidebook

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So you start your vehicle and discover that your tire pressure warning light flashing on the dashboard and that’s the point when you could use a tire pressure guidebook, right? The majority of us acknowledge how simple it is to disregard this alert due to the challenge with locating a service station with a working air compressor to inflate your tires. But the truth is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the highway because you decided to overlook the indicator! There are plenty of reasons for low tire pressure: weather condition changes, regular wear and tear, or a leak in your tire. Whatever the reason may be, it is essential to get it inspected today. However, if you aren’t certain how to tackle checking your tire pressure, do not stress. Gene Messer Toyota wants to help with this handy tire pressure guide.

What is Tire Pressure?

“Cold inflation pressure is the inflation pressure of tires before the car is driven and the tires warmed up. Recommended cold inflation pressure is displayed on the owner’s manual and on the placard (or sticker) attached to the vehicle door edge, pillar, glove box door or fuel filler flap. Drivers are encouraged to make sure their tires are adequately inflated, as suboptimal tire pressure can greatly reduce fuel economy, increase emissions, increased wear on the edges of the tire surface, and can lead to premature failure of the tire. Excessive pressure, on the other hand, may lead to impact-breaks, decrease braking performance, and cause uneven wear (i.e., greater wear on the center part of the tire surface).”


How To Find Tire Pressure?

The first thing you’ll want to do in measuring your tire’s air pressure is to make sure the tires are “cold” meaning they have not been driven on for about an hour. This will give you the most exact PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) reading.

Second, locate the auto maker’s recommended PSI. This can be located in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Write down the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air pump. You can usually find one at most car washes, tire shops, or service stations. A single use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, check the tire pressure with a pressure gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or sometimes they are already installed on the air pumps themselves. Simply fill the tire or tires to the specified PSI level then inspect the PSI one final time and you’re ready to roll!

When To Check Tire Pressure?

The most effective routine is to inspect your tire pressure routinely by the month. In many modern-day cars, you can browse the dashboard settings for a digital reading of the PSI on all tires. The computer-generated estimate, occasionally, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best approach is to use an air gauge.

Colder climates can impact PSI as well. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature drops, your tire pressure can decrease by 1-2 pounds and vice versa for temperature increases.

Why Read Tire Pressure?

Taking care of your car’s tires is vital for automotive performance, safety, and fuel economy. It is what literally keeps your vehicle rolling. A flat tire or a blowout when traveling is not just a hassle to take care of but it’s also potentially dangerous if there is not an emergency lane readily available. Treat your car to some tender loving care and it will take care of you for many smooth riding journeys ahead.

Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you worried about your tire pressure, but not sure what to do next? Don’t worry. Our certified Toyota mechanics are ready to help. Stop in our service center today and allow us to have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait. The best way to handle low tire pressure is always to assess and fix any issues early, when there’s still air pressure in it.

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