How to Check Tire Pressure
Your tires can lose up to half their pressure without looking flat, so it's best to keep a tire pressure gauge in your vehicle at all times and get into the habit of checking your tire pressure.
Find the Proper Tire Inflation Level:
·The maximum inflation pressure of each tire is molded into the tire sidewall as required by the government.
·The operating vehicle tire inflation pressure that Ford Motor Company & Chrysler Corp. certifies and recommends for normal use is found on a Certification Decal or Tire Decal, usually located on the driver's door or door pillar, or the glove box.
·Tire pressure information does NOT appear in the Owner Guide, since the government requires it to be permanently affixed to the vehicle.
Check and Adjust the Tire Pressure:
·To get an accurate reading, your tires need to be read "cold", meaning the vehicle has been parked for at least one hour or has been driven less than a mile.
·Remove the cap from the tire valve and place the tire pressure gauge on it firmly. Make sure you don't hear any air leaking! A digital gauge should give you a reading on its screen. Most other gauges will have a stick which pops out - the highest pressure on the stick is your current tire pressure.
·Remove the tire gauge and remeasure twice more to assure accuracy.
·If the pressure is low, fill the tire with an air pump (found at most gas or service stations) by placing the end of the hose over the tire valve.
·Recheck the pressure with the gauge. If the tire is overinflated, you can release air by pressing the valve inside the tire valve stem.
·Once you have confirmed your tire is inflated to the proper level, replace the valve cap.
·Check all your tires - be sure to include the spare! Better yet, bring your car into Brown Motors Quick Lube & let the experts check your tires!
Brown Motors Tire Center for Replacement Tires
If you find yourself having to constantly refill your tires to keep them inflated, or if they're over 50,000 miles old, it may be time for a new set. The experts at Brown Motors Tire Center have the right tires for your vehicle for any situation, plus they'll beat your best price on the name-brand tires they sell, including Goodyear, Continental, Michelin and more.
Brown Motors is also the best place for any other regular maintenance your vehicle needs, including tire rotations, wheel alignments and more. We can do it all in one stop and we'll make sure your tires are inflated to the proper level too!
Brown Motors Quick Lube Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-5:30 Sat 8:00-noon No appointment necessary