Tire Pressure Guide

Mercedes-Benz tire pressure guide tire service near Milwaukee

So you discover that your tire pressure light flashing on the indicator panel (you know, the one with the exclamation point) and that’s when you start googling for a tire pressure guide for dummies, right? The majority of us acknowledge how easy it is to ignore this alert due to the difficulty with finding a filling station with a functioning air compressor to inflate your tires. But the reality is, that frustration pales in comparison to a blow-out on the freeway because you decided to ignore the warning! There are a lot of reasons for reduced tire pressure: weather changes, typical wear and tear, or a slow leak in your tire. Whatever the reason may be, it is vital to get it checked out as soon as possible. However, if you aren’t certain just how to check your tire pressure, do not fret. Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North wants to help with this useful tire pressure guidebook.

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).”


How To Gauge Tire Pressure

The first thing you’ll want to do in inspecting your tire’s air pressure is to ensure 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, locate the auto maker’s recommended PSI. This can be found in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Jot down the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air compressor. You can typically find one at most car washes, tire shops, or gas stations. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

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

When To Adjust Tire Pressure

The most effective routine is to check your tire pressure monthly. In most modern vehicles, you can scan the dashboard settings for a digital measurement of the PSI on all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, in some cases, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best approach is to use a PSI gauge.

Chillier weather can impact PSI as well. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature level goes down, your tire pressure can decrease by 1-2 pounds and vice versa for temperature level increases.

Why Read Tire Pressure

Taking care of your car, truck, or SUV’s tires is essential for fuel economy, automotive safety, and performance. It’s what keeps your car moving. A flat tire or a blowout when traveling is not just an inconvenience to deal with but it’s also very hazardous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your vehicle to some preventative maintenance and it will take care of you and your family 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 fret. Our factory-trained Mercedes-Benz specialists are ready to help. Drop in to our service department today and let us have a look at your tires. Don’t wait. The best way to handle low tire pressure is always to assess and fix issues early, when there is still air pressure in the tire.

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1400 West Silver Spring Drive
Milwaukee, WI, 53209 United States
(866) 764-8231
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