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How to Check your Tire Pressure

When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Tire Pressure?

At Number 7 Honda, we believe safety begins where your car meets the road, your tires. Your tires are the only component of the vehicle that makes contact with the road. They can affect your vehicle's handling, fuel efficiency, performance, and other essential factors. And because your tires are so important, it is vital to your car maintenance routine that you regularly check your tire pressure. Checking your vehicle's tire pressure ensures you enjoy a smooth and efficient drive every time. Another good practice is to have your tire rotated yearly. This will ensure even wear and allows for a factory-trained service professional to inspect your tires for any damage and irregular wear.

Tires that are underinflated will have increased resistance while in motion, resulting in higher fuel consumption. Over-inflated tires suffer from reduced handling and efficiency because contact between your tires and the road is reduced. Improper inflation puts unneeded strain on your tires and can result in excessive or uneven wear. When this happens, your tires' performance is compromised and could result in premature tire deterioration, while uneven tread wear can perhaps lead to an accident.

How To Check Tire Pressure

Not all car maintenance requires the attention of a mechanic and can be quickly performed by you. Our Service Centre technicians want to help you preserve your vehicle's integrity by giving you some car tips. One of the most proactive steps you can take to warrant the quality of your ride is to check your tire pressure.

To start, you will require a tire pressure gauge, air compressor, pen, and paper. If you are uncomfortable checking your tire's air pressure on your own, schedule a service appointment or contact us. We are always happy to help.

  1. Vehicle manufacturers specify PSI when tires are cold. Cold tires occur when the vehicle is parked for more than 3 hours or when the car is driven less than 1 km. It is best to take your tire pressure readings with cold tires whenever possible.
  2. Refer to your owner's manual to find the recommended PSI for your font and rear tires. If you are unable to find the recommended PSI, contact us. If your front and rear tires require different PSI, write down the correct PSI for each to avoid confusion.
  3. Remove the valve cap from each tire and place the pressure gauge on the valve stem. Press down hard enough until the hissing sound disappears, and your indicator gives a reading. Write down the reading and repeat this step for each tire.
  4. If any of your tires are not at the recommended PSI, use an air compressor to refill the tire(s) to the proper level or alleviate air.