Checking car tire pressure – All you need to know


Maintaining and keeping a proper check on the tire pressure is very important. It would be so annoying that you wake up on a cold morning of winters and have to drive out for work, but you see that the tire pressure is less even though you had checked your car correctly before. The reason for this is that the weather does play an essential role in the pressure in the tires of your vehicle.

In summers, the pressure inside the tires can be overinflated, while in the case of winter, the pressure inside the tires can be dangerously underinflated. Hence, it is not only important to check the pressure of the tires but also keep the right pressure in your car tires.

Before checking the tire pressure, you should not forget that each vehicle has its own specific measurement for the tire pressure which will not only give the best safety, best gas mileage, best handling and even it’ll increase the life of your tires and slow down the process of wear and tear. 

The tire pressure is measured in a unit called “PSI” or air pressure “per square inch.” And on the side or the bottom of the driver’s seat, the recommended pressure for your vehicle is mentioned on a sticker. When you are sitting still or when it is cold, the tire pressure which is recommended for the normal passenger cars lies in the range of 32-35 PSI in the tires. But the pressure inside the car changes when you drive; this happens because when the car moves, it will produce heat by the friction which will be created between the tires and the surface of the road.

The pressure in the tires will also change depending on the fact that for how long, how fast, and on which track are you driving. That is why, in this case, the best time to check the tire pressure is when the car is sitting idle for a certain period of time. You can check the pressure in the tires using a “tire pressure gauge or by visiting a mechanic.” 

You will get a bouncy ride when the pressure is too high in the tire, while if the pressure is low, then you will get a soft dragging ride with poor handling, and it will increase the friction; thus, wear and tear will increase. So, either way, the air pressure inside the tire will affect your performance and negatively affect the wear and tear of the tire when the tire is not having its recommended pressure. And if you are not sure about the tire pressure, either check the manual of your car or visit the mechanic, and if still, it doesn’t work, then consult the company of your car or the tire manufacturers.


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