Tuesday, September 15, 2015

How Do I Know What My Tire Pressure Should Be?

Keeping your tires filled correctly contributes to your gas mileage, the handling of your vehicle, and overall wear of the tires. Maintaining the right amount of air pressure in your tires is important, but how do you know what the "right amount" is?

The correct air pressure for your tires is typically listed inside the driver's door, or door frame, of your vehicle. The placement of the information can vary on different vehicles. The maximum tire pressure is often listed on the tires as well, however this number is the maximum air pressure for the tire and not the ideal pressure, so do not fill the tire to that amount. 

You can find this information on the edge of the driver's door, or door frame, in many vehicles. Refer to the Cold Tire Pressure for your front, rear, and spare, tires. Other vehicles may have a different PSI listed, so refer to the information listed on your vehicle before inflating or deflating your tires.

Also, remember to check the air pressure of your spare tire. It's easy to forget, but it's important in the case that you might need to use it.

Remember to check your tire pressure often to maintain the optimum handling, wear, and gas mileage of your vehicle. Temperature changes can also cause changes in tire pressure so keep that in mind during months of major temperature shifts. 

Of course, if there is any doubt, bring your vehicle to Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane for all your tire purchase, and maintenance needs. We carry a wide variety of tires and can help keep your vehicle rolling smoothly. 

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