Tire Pressure Guidebook

Kia tire pressure guide tire service in Austin

So you start your car and see your tire pressure warning light has lit up on the indicator panel and that’s the point when you could use a tire pressure handbook, right? Most of us recognize how easy it is to overlook this alert due to the frustration with finding a gas station with a working air compressor to inflate your tires. But the reality is, that frustration pales in comparison to a blow-out on the highway because you decided to ignore the indicator! There is a list of reasons for reduced tire pressure: weather changes, regular wear and tear, or a slow leak in your tire. Whatever the reason might be, it is vital to get it inspected immediately. But, if you aren’t certain just how to check your tire pressure, do not fret. Kia of South Austin wants to help with this handy tire pressure guide.


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).”

Wikipedia


How To Find Tire Pressure

The first thing you’ll want to do in checking your tire’s air pressure is to make certain the tires are “cold” meaning they haven’t been driven on for at least one hour. This will give you the most accurate PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) reading.

Second, find the auto maker’s recommended PSI. This can be located in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Jot down the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air pump. You can normally locate one at most car washes, gas stations, or tire shops. A single use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, inspect the tire pressure with a PSI gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or in some cases they are available on the air pumps themselves. Simply fill the tire or tires to the specified PSI level then check the PSI one last time and you’re ready to roll!


When To Check Tire Pressure

The most effective routine is to check your tire pressure monthly. In most modern cars, trucks, and SUVs, you can flip through the control panel settings for a digital measurement of the PSI on all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, occasionally, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best technique is to use a pressure gauge.

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


Why Find Tire Pressure

maintaining your car, truck, or SUV’s tires is essential for fuel economy, automotive performance, and safety. It’s what keeps your car moving. A flat tire or a blowout when traveling is not just a hassle to deal with but it’s also potentially dangerous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your vehicle to some preventative maintenance and it will take care of you and your family for many smooth riding journeys ahead.


Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you worried about your tire pressure, but not sure what to do? Don’t worry. Our factory-trained Kia technicians are here to assist. Stop in our service center today and let us have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait until they’re flat. The best method for handling low tire pressure is always to assess and fix any issues early, when there’s still air pressure in it.


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