Your car’s tires take a beating every time you hop into the driver’s seat. So it’s important to protect your tires throughout the year. Proper inflation is the single most critical factor in tire care. Many people think that the inflation pressure number imprinted on the sidewall of the tire is the amount of air that you should be filling your tire. What people don’t realize is that this is not necessarily the correct inflation for your vehicle’s tires.
You should always use the inflation recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. This information can be found in the owner’s manual and often on a label located in the vehicle’s doorjamb, inside the fuel hatch, or on the glove compartment door.
Along with that, we recommend the following for proper inflation care:
- Check your air pressure once a month and before long trips.
- Always check the pressure when the tires are “cold” — at least
three hours after the vehicle has been stopped and before it has been
driven one mile. It’s best to inflate your tires in the morning.
- Don’t forget to check the spare tire.
- Replace valves when you buy new tires.
- Buy good quality valve caps that can contain the inflation air, should the core of the valve fail for any reason.
- Purchase a good pressure gauge. Public gauges at the gas station are often abused and unreliable.
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