The tires of the car are the only point of contact between the car and the ground and for this, it is very important to know how to measure the pressures of its tires.
Having adequate inflation pressure for your car is very important to obtain the best tire performance and especially for safety. The correct tire pressure is that recommended by the manufacturer of the tire and the car. You can also find it in different places in your car: on the door edge, in the glove compartment, in the fuel tank or in the vehicle maintenance booklet.
In general, the inflation pressure is between 1.9 and 2.5 bars or 28 and 36 psi for light vehicles. This pressure must be checked every 15 days, not to mention the spare wheel.
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In order to measure the pressure of your tires, you must use a pressure gauge. If you do not have a pressure gauge, you can go to the nearest service station; they normally have an inflating station.
If you go to the service station, look for the Air and Water zone and run your car there.
Once you reach the Air Zone, park your car in front, stop the engine, put the parking brake and get off the vehicle.
The next step is to go on each wheel (including the spare wheel) and remove the cap that is inside the rim. You will see it quite easily, it is black. Once all the caps are removed, keep them in a safe place, it is very important not to lose them.
Then head towards the air machine, take the hose and place the head in the valve of a wheel. You should do it gently but frankly at the same time, and press the head of the windsock until the end of the valve. Do not worry when you trade in pushing the windsock on the valve, you will hear a sound of escaping air, but this is normal.
Once the windsock is placed in the wheel, return to the machine where you can measure the pressure of your tire.
Do the same with all tires in the vehicle, including the spare tire.
Once the pressure of all the tires is measured, compare the results obtained with those recommended by the manufacturer of the car
If you see that one of your tires has a low pressure, you will need to inflate it using the air sprinkler pump. On the contrary, if a tire has too high a pressure, remove some air.
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If your vehicle uses different pressures for the front and rear tires, the spare tire will have the highest recommended pressure