MOBILE TIRE CHANGE OTTAWA

Tire Pressure And Inflation Instructions

To check or inflate your tires, there are several solutions: go to an equipped professional, use the inflation devices offered by some gasoline/washing stations or equip yourself with a compressor with a pressure gun. inflation.

Most damaged tires are damaged because of poor pressure management. Car manufacturers recommend a certain pressure for each model, to ensure better grip and optimum safety.

1 - Where To Find Information Related To Pressure

The recommended pressure varies for each car model. It is often indicated in the vehicle’s user manual, on the edge of the door, or in the fuel filler flap. It is presented as two figures, in bar units, often around 2. The first corresponds to the pressure of the front tires, the second to the pressure of the rear tires.

If you cannot find the manufacturer’s indication, there are many online sites where you can find it by indicating the make and model of your vehicle.

Tire pressure may vary depending on vehicle load. It is therefore recommended to add 0.2 bar to the recommended pressure for a loaded vehicle.

2 - How To Measure The Pressure?

Remember to always measure the tire pressure when cold, as the pressure increases during driving regularly. Always put the same pressure on the two front tires as well as on the two rear tires. Only a front-to-back distinction can be made.
Remember to properly close the valve caps as they protect the valve from dirt and dust, preventing any risk of leakage.

3 - When To Check The Pressure?

Tire pressure should be checked regularly, and at strategic times. Before a long journey, for example, checking is essential in order to limit the risk of punctures and wear. For daily use, the pressure should be checked every two weeks. Finally, for less regular use, we recommend checking the pressure every month, keeping in mind that a tire is checked when cold.

4- Summer Tire / Winter Tire Pressure

The seasons are also to be taken into account when checking the tire pressure. The outside temperatures in fact influence the inside pressure of the tire. It is therefore recommended to add 0.2 bar to tires running in winter.

Regularly checking the tire pressure of a vehicle is essential. Under-inflated tires can affect your safety in the car by causing a loss of grip or even less effective braking. Furthermore, it has been proven that an underinflated tire significantly reduces its life by 20 percent for 0.5 bar below the recommended inflation. Likewise, fuel consumption tends to increase with underinflated tires.
Finally, as the under-inflated tire is subjected to excessive stresses, it risks bursting at a high speed.