How To Check Your Car’s Tire Pressure

Acura tire maintenance NJTire maintenance is a large part of vehicle ownership. At Park Ave Acura, our Acura dealer in NJ, we think it’s important for all vehicle owners to understand just how important proper tire pressure actually is! Maintaining proper tire pressure in your vehicle has numerous benefits, like longer tire life, enhanced handling, increased fuel efficiency, and safety.

A variety of factors can have an effect on your vehicle’s tire pressure. Even the changing of the seasons can cause the air pressure in your tires to change! Tires are an integral part of your car, and keeping up with their routine maintenance in vital. Below is an easy-to-follow guide to help NJ Acura owners check their car’s tire pressure with ease!

 

 

Purchase a tire pressure gauge (if you don’t already have one) and get to work:

  • tire pressure gaugeCheck your tires when they’re cold – either before you’ve driven or at least three hours after you’ve driven. That’s when you’ll get the most accurate pressure reading.
  • Remove the valve cap and insert the pressure gauge into the valve stem on your tire.
  • Compare the measured psi to the psi found on the sticker inside the driver’s side door of your vehicle or in the owner’s manual.
  • If the psi is above the number, let air out until it matches. If it’s below, add air until it reaches the proper number.

If you notice that your tires aren’t staying at the proper pressure soon after you check and fill them, it may be time for new tires. If you need help or more information about tire maintenance, you can visit our state-of-the-art Acura service department in NJ! At Park Ave Acura, the skilled technicians at our service department will be more than happy to help with your vehicle’s maintenance.

To learn more, visit our NJ Acura dealership or give us a call at (877)233-6222. You can click the button below to schedule your Acura’s next service appointment with us!

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