How to check tyre pressure

How to check tyre pressure

Maintaining your tyres in good condition is a key safety issue when travelling by car. By choosing the right tyres and taking care of their proper parameters, we not only make driving more pleasant, but also significantly reduce…
How do I check my tyre pressure?
Maintaining your tyres in good condition is a key safety issue when travelling by car. By choosing the right tyres and taking care of their proper parameters, we not only make driving more pleasant, but also significantly reduce the risk of accidents. What tyre pressure should I use to make sure that my tyres are properly inflated?
Read the Owner’s Manual
For each car model, the manufacturer shall prescribe the relevant tyre pressure standard to be found in the vehicle handbook. The same information can also be found on a label or sticker in the glove compartment, on the inside of the post or on the fuel filler cap. The values expressed in bars or kilopascals may vary depending on the number of passengers and luggage – you can find them here: -guidebook/tyre retention/as-measurement of pressure in tyres
For a passenger car, the average normal tyre pressure is 2.2 bar.
What are the effects of low pressure?
Improperly inflated tyres do not only reduce driving comfort. Other driving characteristics of the vehicle, such as increased braking distance or increased tread wear, are also affected. Low tyre pressure also has an impact on fuel consumption, which results in a significant increase in the vehicle’s operating cost.
In order to effectively control the tyre pressure of our car we do not need to check it every time we visit the station. However, it is worth making sure that the measurements are relatively regular. In the case of newer models of cars we will be informed by the on-board computer about incorrect tyre pressure.
Seasons of the year are important
The condition of the tyres can be checked at a petrol station or by means of a handy pressure gauge, which can be purchased e.g. via the Internet and carried in a trunk. The correct tyre pressure should be the same in the wheels on one axle. The level of inflation of a tyre also depends on the season – it is better to take care of higher pressure in winter. If you notice a drop in tyre inflation, you can use a compressor at the station and even out the tyre pressure.
In order for the measurement to be correct before inflating the tyres, we must remember to check the condition of the tyres when they are cold.
Tyres are one of the most important elements in a car – they have a direct impact on safety, which is why it is so important to keep them in good condition. Proper pressure will also allow us to shorten the time needed to brake the vehicle and reduce fuel consumption. For this reason, we should regularly check the condition of our tyres and adjust the pressure if necessary.

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