It may be a question that you don’t have an answer top of mind for, but checking your tire pressure regularly can make a huge difference, in making your vehicle safer but also to save you money.
Get a tire gauge – they usually cost about a dollar and keep it in your car, or visit your nearest gas station’s air compressor before you head out on your commute or errands. Checking your tires after driving can give an inaccurate reading as the friction expands the air in the tires. It is also best to check your tires, and you will get the most accurate reading on a moderate temperature day.
Under inflated tires and over inflated tires each have their risks, so we came up with an infographic to teach you more about tire safety. When checking your tire pressure, look on the sidewall of the tire for the proper pressure – it will vary based on tire. As a vehicle may have gotten new tires since it was new from the manufacturer, you will want to go by the amount indicated on the sidewall versus the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Check your tires regularly, and you can save hundreds of dollars per year, extend the lifetime of your tires, and improve performance and safety of your vehicle.
Need help checking the tire pressure or filling a low tire? Just ask when you are at the dealership – we would be glad to help!
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if you want more information on the perfect tire pressure, check out http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-ideal-tire-pressure.htm they even include pictures.