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Tire Pressure 101

Mercedes-Benz tire pressure guide tire service near San Antonio

So you discover that your tire pressure warning light flashing on the dashboard and that’s when you wish you had a tire pressure guide, right? The majority of us recognize how easy it is to ignore this alert due to the frustration with locating a filling station with a functioning air compressor to inflate your tires. However the fact is, that frustration pales in comparison to a blow-out on the freeway because you decided to ignore the indicator! There are a lot of reasons for low tire pressure: weather condition changes, normal wear and tear, or a slow leak in your tire. Whatever the reason may be, it is crucial to get it inspected as soon as possible. But, if you aren’t certain how to check your tire pressure, don’t stress. Mercedes-Benz of Boerne wants to help with this handy 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 Gauge 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 have not been driven on for about one hour. This will give you the most accurate PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) reading.

Second, locate the auto maker’s recommended PSI. This can be located 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 normally locate one at most tire shops, service stations, or car washes. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, inspect the tire pressure with a PSI gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or in some cases they are already installed 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 most effective routine is to check your tire pressure on a monthly basis. In many modern cars, you can flip through the dashboard settings for a computer measurement of the PSI on all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, sometimes, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best approach is to use an air gauge.

Chillier weather conditions can affect PSI too. 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 Measure Tire Pressure

Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is vital for automotive safety, performance, and fuel economy. It is what literally keeps your car moving. A flat tire or a blowout on the road is not just a challenge to deal with but it’s also potentially dangerous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your vehicle to some tender loving care and it will take care of you for many smooth riding roads to come.

Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you concerned about your tire pressure, but not quite sure what to do next? Don’t fret. Our trained Mercedes-Benz mechanics are standing by. Stop in our service department today and allow us to have a look at your tires. Don’t wait until it’s flat. The best way to handle low tire pressure is always to assess and fix it early, when there’s still pressure in the tire.

Tire Pressure Guide | Mercedes-Benz of Boerne

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We bought our first Mercedes on 23 May 2020. I have to say that was the best car buying experience we have ever had. We even traded in a vehicle but did not get the run around as we have with previous dealerships, as I usually call them stealerships. Everyone we dealt with was professional, straight to the point, and just made us feel welcome. I am confident we will end up buying our next vehicle, probably a mercedes, from Mercedes of Boerne.

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Mercedes-Benz of Boerne
31445 I-10 West
Boerne, TX, 78006 United States
(830) 981-6000
Mercedes-Benz of Boerne 29.7915419, -98.7496179.