How to check tire pressure?

Improper tire pressure (too strong or too weak) can lead to overconsumption of fuel, uneven tire wear and even bursting of a tire. To prevent this, it is important to ensure that your tires are at the correct pressure, which should be checked monthly to get the most out of them.

Look at the pressures recommended in the manufacturer’s manual
You can also check inside the door, driver side, to see what is the standard inflation pressure recommended for cold tires. This number is the minimum tire pressure recommended by the manufacturer or the manufacturer. Below, you will see under what circumstances we may have to exceed these limits.

  • For sedans, vans or even small pickups, manufacturers generally recommend pressures between 1.80 and 2.20 bar, up to 2.75 bar.
  • For heavier vehicles (trucks, large pickups, etc.), pressures are around 3 bars.
  • On some cars, the pressure of the front tires may be different from that of the rear tires.

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Unscrew the cap from the tire valve

The valve is a small flexible extension (2-3 cm long) that comes out of the rim. It’s messy!

Push the pressure gauge onto the valve and read the pressure thus obtained

If there is a little hiss, it means that the gauge is not pressed enough and will give you a false reading. It may be necessary to change the angle of the gauge.

  • With a digital pressure gauge, you may have to press a button to read the pressure. Reading on a mechanical pressure gauge is instantaneous.

Replace the cap on the valve

It is not he who retains the air inside the tire, but it prevents dirt and moisture from the mechanism from entering the valve which, it, retains the air. Before screwing it back on, put a little saliva to seal it.

  • For the pressure to be correct, you must obtain on the pressure gauge a figure identical to that given in the user manual. If this is not the case, adjust the pressure of the 4 tires to obtain the correct result.