How to Fill Tires with Air

Filling a tire with air

 

Maintaining proper car tire pressure will extend their lifetime and improve your fuel economy, ride quality, and overall handling on Lincoln and Omaha roads. So, how often should you fill tires with air? The team of professional technicians at Sid Dillon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to break down everything you need to know to get you back behind the wheel of your ride in no time! 

How to Fill Tires with Air: Step-by-Step Guide 

No matter if you’re a new or experienced %%targe_city_2%%-area driver, here’s a simple breakdown of how to fill tires with air below:

  • Pull up to the air dispenser at your local gas station. 
  • Make sure you can reach all four tires with the air hose.
  • Remove the cap from the tire valve on the first tire.
  • Then, use your tire gauge to check the air pressure in the tire.
  • Repeat this process for the other three tires. 

Car Tire Pressure Tips

Along with knowing how to add more air to your tires, here are some helpful tips when managing your car tire pressure below:

  • The air hose gauges at many gas stations aren’t 100% reliable because driving causes the tires to heat and the inside to expand, adding more tire pressure. 
  • Avoid overinflating the tire and instead, add air to the tire in short bursts and make sure that you only top up what was lost before visiting the dispenser. 
  • If youadd too much air, release some of the air by pressing the pin on the tire valve with the back of the air hose nozzle. 
  • You can also use the small knob on the back of the rounded end of the tire gauge to release excess air. 

How Much Air Should I Put in My Tires? 

You are probably also wondering: “How much air should I put in my tires?” Find the recommended tire pressure for new CDJR vehicles which will be visible on a sticker inside the driver’s door, or you can always check the owner’s manual. A common car tire pressure gauge is around 32 to 35 psi (pound per square inch) when they’re cold, but you can get an even more accurate reading if you let the car cool off a bit. Here are some other tips to keep in mind:

  • Don’t inflate your tires to the psi given on the actual tire. This number indicates the maximum amount of pressure the tire can hold — not its recommended psi. 
  • You can usually tell that you’ve overinflated your tires when the ride quality is bouncy and the car is harder to handle. 
  • Underinflated tires can lead to faster tire wear and tear.

Schedule Car Tire Pressure Service at Sid Dillon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Now that you know more about car tire pressure, you can continue to get nothing but the best from your ride on Seward roads and beyond. Find more helpful car service tips and tricks at Sid Dillon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and see how you can save on the maintenance you need most with our rotating service specials and discounts. You can also order any OEM parts for sale online at home and have them ready for your next visit. Contact us today for more information on how to fill tires with air, and schedule an appointment at our dealership in Crete!

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