It is our one responsibility as car owners to always maintain a monthly check up on our tyres. For most of us, we often times neglect the idea that our tyres also needs the same attention as much as we give to our paintjob, or the car’s interior. Knowing and keeping track of a car’s tyre pressure is very important. It plays a vital role for the safety of the vehicle and at the same time the passengers aboard our long getaway drive.
Everything you need to know and should understand about your vehicle’s tyre pressure is very easy. Not only can you prevent any unwanted road accidents, but at the same time help you lessen your expenses in having a professional check on them for you.
First step you should take is learning what the correct pressure rating for your vehicle is. This is located at either the inside of the petrol cap, the inside ledge of the driver’s door or of course printed in your car’s user manual. The correct rating is already determined by your car’s manufacturer. If you can’t find it anywhere your car, then you might want to try contacting your manufacturer.
In the process of measuring your tyre pressure, you need to have an accurate gauge. Remove the cap on the valve, fit in the gauge and take note of the result. If the tyre needs extra air, then you can inflate it using an air pump (if available) or visit the facilities of your local gas station.
Knowing and making sure your tyres are properly inflated promotes vehicle safety. One example are tyre blow- outs are due to under inflation. The car carries too much weight that if there not enough air, it’ll build up heat resulting to, well you know that already.