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Tire Pressure 101 Guide for Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram tire pressure guide tire service Tulsa, OK

So you discover that your tire pressure warning light has lit up on the indicator panel and that’s when you wish you had a tire pressure guide for dummies, right? The majority of us recognize how easy it is to overlook this alert because of the difficulty with finding a service station with a working air compressor to inflate your tires. But the truth is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the freeway because you chose to overlook the warning! There are a lot of reasons for reduced tire pressure: weather changes, normal wear and tear, or a leak in your tire. Whatever the reason might be, it is important to get it inspected right away. But, if you aren’t certain just how to tackle checking your tire pressure, do not worry. South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is here to help with this helpful 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, glovebox 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).”


How To Read 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 about one hour. This will give you the most precise PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) reading.

Second, find the manufacturer’s suggested PSI. This can be located in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Make a note of the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air pump. You can normally locate one at most tire shops, service stations, or car washes. A single use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

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

When To Read Tire Pressure

The most effective routine is to check your tire pressure routinely by the month. In most modern cars, you can scan the dashboard settings for a digital reading of the PSI on all tires. The computer-generated estimate, occasionally, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best method is to use a PSI gauge.

Chillier 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 Read Tire Pressure

maintaining your car, truck, or SUV’s tires is important for fuel economy, automotive safety, and performance. It’s what keeps your vehicle moving. A flat tire or a blowout when driving is not only an inconvenience to take care of but it’s also potentially hazardous 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 ahead.

Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you worried about your tire pressure, but not sure what to do next? Don’t worry. Our factory-certified Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram specialists are your go-to team. Drop by to our auto service center 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 it early, when there is still air in the tire.

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