How to Check Your Tire Pressure
Tires are literally the point between you and the road, and play a vital role in efficient accelerating and braking. When it comes to tire care, keeping the correct air pressure is important to promote their longevity, help you maintain good gas mileage, and increase traction and handling for a safe ride.
Cleveland Drivers Should Always Maintain Proper Tire Pressure
To make sure you're reaping the benefits of proper tire inflation, the team at North Coast Auto Mall of Cleveland encourages you to regularly check your car's tire pressure. Here's how:
Purchase a trusted tire pressure gauge.
Always check your tires "cold,"" before you drive or at least three hours after you've driven.
Insert the tire pressure gauge into the valve stem on your tire.
Compare the measured psi to the psi found on the sticker inside the driver's door of your vehicle or in owner's manual. DO NOT compare to the psi on your tire's sidewall.
If the tire pressure is higher than recommended, release air from the tire. Most tire pressure gauges have a part on the backside that is designed to be pressed into the center of the valve stem, releasing air.
If it's below, add air with an air compressor until the psi reaches the proper number.
Besides maintaining proper tire pressure, drivers should also regularly inspect their tire tread depth, look out for signs of wear, and get their tires rotated according to their car's maintenance schedule.