Tire Pressure Guide
So you start your car, truck, or SUV and notice that your tire pressure light has lit up on the dashboard and that’s the point when you start googling for a tire pressure guide, right? The majority of us acknowledge how simple it is to ignore this alert as a result of the challenge with finding a gas station with a functioning air compressor to inflate your tires. However the fact is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the highway because you decided to ignore the indicator! There are a lot of reasons for low tire pressure: climate condition changes, typical wear and tear, or a leak in your tire. Whatever the reason might be, it is important to get it looked into right away. But, if you aren’t certain how to tackle checking your tire pressure, don’t fret. Mike Smith Honda is here to help with this helpful tire pressure guidebook.
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).”Wikipedia
How To Check Tire Pressure?
The first thing you’ll want to do in measuring your tire’s air pressure is to ensure the tires are “cold” meaning they haven’t been driven on for about an hour. This will give you the most accurate PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) reading.
Second, locate the auto maker’s suggested PSI. This can be located in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Jot down the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air compressor. You can usually find one at most gas stations, tire shops, or car washes. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.
Third, check the tire pressure with an air gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or in some cases 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 last time and you’re ready to roll!
When To Adjust Tire Pressure?
The most effective routine is to inspect your tire pressure once a month. In most modern-day vehicles, you can flip through the control panel settings for a computer measurement of the PSI on all tires. The computer-generated estimate, in some cases, can become slightly off. Therefore, the most effective approach is to use a pressure gauge.
Cooler climates can affect PSI too. 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 Check Tire Pressure?
Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is important for fuel economy, automotive safety, and performance. It is what literally keeps your car moving. A flat tire or a blowout when driving is not just a headache to deal with but it’s also very hazardous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your vehicle to some TLC and it will take care of you and your family for many smooth riding miles.
Schedule a Tire Inspection
Are you preoccupied about your tire pressure, but not sure what to do next? Don’t fret. Our factory-certified Honda specialists are your go-to team. Stop in to our service center today and allow us to have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait. The best thing for low tire pressure is always to assess and fix it early, when there is still air pressure in your tire.
Tire Pressure Guide | Mike Smith Honda