Having the proper tire pressure is vital when it comes to protecting the overall integrity of your tires. It will also ensure that you stay safe on the road, as low tire pressure can lead to tire blowouts and trouble steering or turning properly. Your vehicle is properly equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system which will alert you if your tire pressure has fallen below manufacturer recommendations.
During the summer, air expands due to the heat and then will contract during the winter with the colder temperatures. This is why many people will notice that their tire pressure will reduce when the air gets cold. If this happens to you, just make sure to inspect your vehicle's tire pressure and fill it accordingly.
Here's how to check your vehicle's tire pressure:
- First, you'll need a tire pressure gauge, which can be purchased at your local auto parts store.
- Remove the valve cap from your tire, located on the front next to the hub cap.
- Next, place the pressure gauge on the valve stem and press down until the hiss sound disappears and your gauge starts showing a reading.
- Refer to your vehicle's owner's manual for information on what the proper tire pressure should be. If the reading is low, then bring your car into the experts here at Premier Automotive Services for assistance.