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  • Mon - Sun12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Tire Pressure Guide

Honda tire pressure guide tire service San Antonio

So you see your tire pressure warning light flashing on the dashboard (you know, the one with the exclamation point) and that’s the point when you wish you had a tire pressure guidebook, right? A lot of us recognize how simple it is to ignore this alert because of the challenge with locating a service station with a working air compressor to inflate your tires. However the fact is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the highway because you chose to overlook the indicator! There is a list of reasons for reduced tire pressure: weather condition changes, normal wear and tear, or a leak in your tire. Whatever the reason may be, it is vital to get it inspected right away. But, if you aren’t certain just how to tackle checking your tire pressure, do not worry. Fernandez Honda wants to help with this useful tire pressure guide.

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 Measure Tire Pressure?

The first thing you’ll want to do in measuring your tire’s air pressure is to make certain the tires are “cold” meaning they haven’t been driven on for about an hour. This will give you the most precise PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) reading.

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 compressor. You can usually locate one at most gas stations, tire shops, or car washes. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, check the tire pressure with a pressure 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 last time and you’re ready to roll!

When To Read Tire Pressure?

The best routine is to check your tire pressure monthly. In the majority of today’s modern-day vehicles, you can scan the control panel settings for a digital measurement of the PSI for all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, sometimes, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best technique is to use a PSI gauge.

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

Why Gauge Tire Pressure?

Taking care of your car, truck, or SUV’s tires is vital for fuel economy, automotive performance, and safety. It’s what keeps your vehicle rolling. A flat tire or a blowout on the road is not only a headache to take care of but it’s also very hazardous if there is not an emergency lane readily available. Treat your car to some tender loving care and it will take care of you and your family for many smooth riding journeys to come.

Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you worried about your tire pressure, but are not sure what to do? Don’t fret. Our factory-certified Honda specialists are standing by. Drop in to our service center today and let us have a look at your tires. Don’t wait. The best thing for low tire pressure is to assess and fix any issues early, when there’s still air in it.

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