Steps for Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance 

Steps for Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance

Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance

They say that checking your auto parts for unexpected wear outs or damage is the first step in preventing car accidents. I definitely agree with them. You may also check out Auto Parts Fast to find quality parts for your car.

One part of your car you should check from time to time for maintenance is the tires. Your tires play a significant role in providing your vehicle a good driving performance.

When dealing with tires, the tire pressure is the most important attribute. So here are steps for maintaining proper tire pressure according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Step 1:
Locate the recommended tire pressure on the vehicle's tire information placard, certification label, or in the owner's manual.

Step 2:
Record the tire pressure of all tires.

Step 3:
If the tire pressure is too high in any of the tires, slowly release air by gently pressing on the tire valve stem with the edge of your tire gauge until you get to the correct pressure.

Step 4:
If the tire pressure is too low, note the difference between the measured tire pressure and the correct tire pressure. These "missing" pounds of pressure are what you will need to add.

Step 5:
At a service station, add the missing pounds of air pressure to each tire that is underinflated.

Step 6:
Check all the tires to make sure they have the same air pressure (except in cases in which the front and rear tires are supposed to have different amounts of pressure).

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