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Tire Pressure Maintenance For Dummies

Land Rover tire pressure guide tire service in Santa Fe

So you start your car, truck, or SUV and notice your tire pressure light flashing on the indicator panel (you know, the alert with the exclamation point) and that’s the point when you start googling for a tire pressure guide for dummies, right? Most of us recognize how easy it is to overlook this alert because of the headache of locating a filling 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 freeway because you chose to overlook the warning! There is a list of reasons for reduced tire pressure: weather changes, typical wear and tear, or a slow leak in your tire. Whatever the reason might be, it is vital to get it looked into today. But, if you aren’t sure exactly how to tackle checking your tire pressure, do not stress. Land Rover Santa Fe wants to help with this handy tire pressure handbook.


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 Gauge Tire Pressure

The first thing you’ll want to do in measuring your tire’s air pressure is to ensure the tires are “cold” meaning they haven’t been driven on for at least an hour. This will provide you with the most exact PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) measurement.

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

Third, check 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 final time and you’re ready to roll!


When To Read Tire Pressure

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

Colder weather can influence PSI as well. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature goes down, 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 is what literally keeps your vehicle rolling. A flat tire or a blowout when traveling is not just an inconvenience to deal with but it’s also very dangerous if there is not an emergency lane readily available. Treat your vehicle to some tender loving care and it will take care of you for many smooth riding roads to come.


Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you preoccupied about your tire pressure, but aren’t quite sure what to do next? Don’t worry. Our factory-certified Land Rover tire pros are standing by. Stop by our service department today and allow us to have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait. The best way to handle low tire pressure is always to assess and fix any issues early, when there’s still air pressure in it.


Tire Pressure Guide | Land Rover Santa Fe

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