How To Find The Correct Tire Pressure For My Car

April 18th, 2021 by

Keeping your tires properly inflated not only helps you stay safe – it provides a range of performance benefits. From maximizing the life of your tires and boosting your fuel economy to improving your ride’s handling, having the right amount of air in your tires enables your vehicle to perform at its best. Fortunately, checking and keeping your tires properly inflated is easy with these tips from our Davis Honda dealer.

Where Do You Find The Proper Tire Pressure For Your Vehicle?
Every car has a recommended tire pressure that will deliver the best gas mileage, handling, and tire life for that car. Newer models tend to have this information located on a placard on the driver-side door jam, but you can always find this information in your vehicle’s owners manual as well. The numbers listed are recommendations from your vehicle’s manufacturer and represent the correct tire pressure measured when your tires are cold. As you drive the tires warm up due to friction and heat generated from the road, resulting in a natural increase in temperature and air pressure. For the most accurate and consistent reading, make sure to measure your tire pressure first thing in the morning before you drive, or after your car has been parked for a few hours.

It’s also important to keep in mind that temperature differences will affect your tire pressure. Cold, winter weather may cause your pressure to drop, while warm, summer weather may cause your tire pressure to increase. Although it’s recommended to check your tire pressure periodically, it’s especially important to check it when the seasons change. For added peace of mind, we also offer a free multi-point inspection every time you visit our Davis Honda service center so you can keep on top of your tire needs and ensure your tire pressure is correct no matter what time of year it is.

Ultimately, having the right air pressure in your vehicle’s tires is crucial to ensuring a safe, efficient, and comfortable ride. If you notice your tires underperforming or experience any signs that may hint to needing your tires checked, leave it to the experts at Shottenkirk Honda of Davis and stop by our Express Service today for a complimentary tire pressure check and adjustment!

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