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Tire Pressure 101

Mercedes-Benz tire pressure guide tire service near Houston

So you see your tire pressure warning light has lit up on the indicator panel and that’s the point when you wish you had a tire pressure handbook, right? A lot of us recognize how simple it is to ignore this alert due to the difficulty with finding a gas station with a functioning air compressor to inflate your tires. However the truth is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the freeway because you decided to overlook the warning! There is a list of reasons for low tire pressure: weather condition changes, regular wear and tear, or a leak in your tire. Whatever the reason might be, it is essential to get it checked out today. But, if you aren’t certain just how to tackle checking your tire pressure, do not fret. Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake wants to help with this helpful tire pressure guidebook.


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).”

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How To Gauge Tire Pressure

Your first step in inspecting your tire’s air pressure is to ensure the tires are “cold” meaning they have not been driven on for at least an hour. This will provide you with the most exact PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) measurement.

Second, locate the auto maker’s recommended PSI. This can be found in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Make a note of the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air compressor. You can typically find one at most tire shops, car washes, or gas stations. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, inspect the tire pressure with an air gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or in some cases they are available on the air pumps themselves. Simply fill the tire or tires to the specified PSI level then check the PSI one final time and you’re ready to roll!


When To Measure Tire Pressure

The most effective routine is to inspect your tire pressure routinely by the month. In the majority of today’s modern cars, you can flip through the control panel settings for a digital measurement of the PSI for all tires. The computer-generated estimate, in some cases, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best technique is to use a PSI gauge.

Chillier climates can influence PSI too. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature goes down, your tire pressure can decrease by 1-2 pounds and vice versa for temperature level increases.


Why Read Tire Pressure

Taking care of your car, truck, or SUV’s tires is important for fuel economy, automotive performance, and safety. It’s what keeps your vehicle rolling. A flat tire or a blowout when traveling is not only a challenge to deal with but it’s also potentially hazardous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your car to some preventative maintenance and it will take care of you and your family for many smooth riding roads ahead.


Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you worried about your tire pressure, but are not sure what to do next? Don’t worry. Our trained Mercedes-Benz mechanics are ready to help. Drop in to our service center today and let us have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait. The best thing for low tire pressure is always to assess and fix issues early, when there’s still pressure in your tire.


Tire Pressure Guide | Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake

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500 Gulf Fwy S
League City, TX, 77573 United States
(281) 554-9100
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