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How to Fill Car Tires With Air

Hand Holding Tire Gauge to Tire

How much air should I put in my tires? Properly inflated tires can improve your overall handling, ride, quality, and general fuel economy of your car, in addition to increasing the lifespan of your car. Wondering how to fill tires with air and how much air should I put in my tires? The certified service technicians at O'Hara Motors near Sandwich or Mashpee are here to help. Find out more below, and then schedule an appointment with us today.



How to Increase Car Tire Pressure

So how to fill tires with air and increase car tire pressure? Adjusting the tire pressure in your tires can be a relatively simple process, so learn about the instructions outlined below:

  • Locate an Air Dispenser: Pull up to the air dispenser at your local gas station.
  • Park Close Enough to the Air Hose: Make sure you can reach all four tires with the air hose.
  • Locate and Remove Tire Valve Stem Cap: Remove the cap from the tire valve stem.
  • Check Air Pressure: Use a tire gauge to check the air pressure in the tire, and add air as needed.

How Much Air Should I Put in My Tires?

You can find the ideal car pressure for your new car, truck, or tire by checking the sticker inside of your car door. If you have trouble finding the sticker, be sure to check your owner’s manual, which should have all of the information you need about your car’s tire pressure. Typically, passenger cars should have 32 to 35 psi (pound per square inch) when they’re cold. To get the most accurate reading, you can check the tire pressure when the car has cooled. When inflating your tire, it’s important to consider these figures:

  • Underinflated tires can cause the tread to wear down faster.
  • You can usually tell that you’ve overinflated your tires when the ride quality is bouncy and the car is harder to handle.
  • Don’t inflate your tires to the psi given on the actual tire. This number indicates the maximum amount of pressure the tire can hold — not its recommended psi.

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