How to check and add air to the tires of a car
Maintain proper air pressure in tires is a way to help maintain the security of your car. The low air pressure in tires can cause accidents, increased wear on the tires and excessive use of gasoline. Learning to see and add air to the tires of the car is an essential skill that every driver must master.
1. Get a tire gauge in a car dealership or an automotive department of a hardware store.
Simple indicators work very well, do not need a digital meter.
Meter prices ranging from a few dollars to $ 20.
The indicator measures the tires are in pounds per square inch (standard) or kilo Pascal (metric).
2. Determines the amount of air in the tires should be
Look at the writing on the side of the tires or the label inside the door panel. It is recommended that the tire has an ISP or the number of EPC. This is measured by pounds per square kilo Pascal tires need.
Find the car owner’s manual if you are unsure about the amount of ISP or EPC.
3. Check the air in the tires when the tires are cold.
Let the car sit for 0.5 to 3 hours before checking the air in the tires. This should give you a more specific measure.
If you have to drive to check the air in the tires, the trip is less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
4. Unscrew the cap from the tire valve.
5. Place the pressure gauge on the valve.
6. Press the gauge down firmly on the top of the valve. A little air can escape when you start applying pressure. However, air leak should stop if you increase the pressure gauge on the valve.
7. Read the meter to get the information from the ISP or the EPC.
The standard indicator blow a stick. The notch on the stick where you stopped reading is.
Digital meters give you the number of reading.
8. It carries out this process with all 4 wheels to keep the balance between them.
9. Have ready access to air, either with an air hose from a compressor or you have the money ready to use an air machine.
10. Put the nozzle of the air hose over the open valve of the tire.
11. Put pressure as when you measured the pressure gauge.
You’ll be doing it correctly when the air stops escaping to the outside of the rim and go inside.
12. Let some air between the rim.
13. Remove the hose when finished.
14. Use the gauge or gauge to verify the new air pressure in the tire.
Do not upload more than 5 or EPC ISP recommended.
If the pressure remains low, add another small amount of air and recheck the pressure.
Continue the process until you reach the recommended tire pressure.
If you put too much air in the tires, put the press against the pin in the valve and let out a small amount of air. Re-check pressure.
15. Put the cap to the valve.
Place the valve cap in your pocket or in a place where not lost.
For better maintenance, check tire pressure once a month.
Tire pressure gauge or calibrator
A compressor or air machine