Tire Pressure Guidebook

Toyota tire pressure guide tire service Richmond TX

So you notice your tire pressure light has lit up on the dashboard (you know, the alert with the exclamation point) and that’s the point when you could use a tire pressure handbook, right? A lot of us recognize how easy it is to ignore this alert due to the difficulty with finding a filling station with a functioning air compressor to inflate your tires. However the truth is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the highway because you chose to ignore the indicator! There are plenty of reasons for low tire pressure: weather changes, typical wear and tear, or a slow leak in your tire. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to get it looked into right away. However, if you aren’t sure how to tackle checking your tire pressure, don’t stress. Sterling McCall Toyota Fort Bend is here to help with this handy 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).”


How To Gauge Tire Pressure?

The first thing you’ll want to do in checking your tire’s air pressure is to make sure 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) measurement.

Second, locate the auto maker’s suggested PSI. This can be found in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Make a note of the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air compressor. You can usually find one at most service stations, car washes, or tire shops. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, check the tire pressure with a pressure gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or sometimes 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 final time and you’re ready to roll!

When To Adjust Tire Pressure?

The best routine is to check your tire pressure monthly. In most modern cars, you can scan the dashboard settings for a digital reading of the PSI on all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, sometimes, can become slightly off. Therefore, the most effective technique is to use a PSI gauge.

Chillier weather conditions can affect PSI too. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature level drops, your tire pressure can decrease by 1-2 pounds and vice versa for temperature level increases.

Why Measure Tire Pressure?

Taking care of your vehicle’s tires is important for automotive safety, performance, and fuel economy. It’s what keeps your vehicle rolling. A flat tire or a blowout when traveling is not only an inconvenience to take care of but it’s also potentially dangerous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your car to some preventative maintenance and it will take care of you and your family for many smooth riding journeys to come.

Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you concerned about your tire pressure, but are not quite sure what to do next? Don’t fret. Our factory-trained Toyota specialists are here to assist. Drop by to our service center today and allow us to have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait. The best way to handle low tire pressure is to assess and fix it early, when there’s still air pressure in your tire.

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