Tire Pressure Guidebook 101 for Volkswagen


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So you discover your tire pressure light flashing on the indicator panel and that’s when you wish you had a tire pressure guide, right? Most of us recognize how simple it is to ignore this alert as a result of the difficulty with finding a service station with a working air compressor to inflate your tires. But the truth is, that frustration pales in comparison to a blow-out on the highway because you decided to ignore the indicator! There are a lot of reasons for low tire pressure: weather changes, typical wear and tear, or a leak in your tire. Whatever the reason may be, it is essential to get it checked out as soon as possible. But, if you aren’t certain just how to tackle checking your tire pressure, don’t stress. Volkswagen of Beaumont is here to help with this helpful tire pressure guide.


What is Tire Pressure?

“Cold inflation pressure is the inflation pressure of tires before the car is driven and the tires warmed up. Recommended cold inflation pressure is displayed on the owner’s manual and on the placard (or sticker) attached to the vehicle door edge, pillar, glovebox door or fuel filler flap. Drivers are encouraged to make sure their tires are adequately inflated, as suboptimal tire pressure can greatly reduce fuel economy, increase emissions, increased wear on the edges of the tire surface, and can lead to premature failure of the tire. Excessive pressure, on the other hand, may lead to impact-breaks, decrease braking performance, and cause uneven wear (i.e., greater wear on the center part of the tire surface).”

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How To Read Tire Pressure

The first thing you’ll want to do in checking your tire’s air pressure is to ensure the tires are “cold” meaning they haven’t been driven on for at least one hour. This will provide you with the most exact PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) measurement.

Second, locate the auto maker’s suggested PSI. This can be located in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Jot down the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air compressor. You can normally locate one at most tire shops, service stations, or car washes. A one-time use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, inspect the tire pressure with a pressure gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or in some cases they are already installed on the air pumps themselves. Simply fill the tire or tires to the specified PSI level then check the PSI one last time and you’re ready to roll!


When To Check Tire Pressure

The most effective routine is to check your tire pressure on a monthly basis. In many modern-day cars, trucks, and SUVs, you can scan the dashboard settings for a digital reading of the PSI for all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, sometimes, can become slightly off. Therefore, the best approach is to use a pressure gauge.

Cooler climates can influence PSI too. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature goes down, your tire pressure can decrease by 1-2 pounds and vice versa for temperature increases.


Why Measure Tire Pressure

Taking care of your vehicle’s tires is important for automotive performance, safety, and fuel economy. It is what literally keeps your car rolling. A flat tire or a blowout when driving is not only a challenge to deal with but it’s also potentially hazardous if there is not an emergency lane readily available. Treat your car to some TLC and it will take care of you and your passengers for many smooth riding journeys ahead.


Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you preoccupied about your tire pressure, but are not sure what to do? Don’t worry. Our certified Volkswagen tire pros are your go-to team. Stop in to our auto service center today and allow us to have a look at your wheels. Don’t wait until when they’re flat. The best method for handling low tire pressure is always to assess and fix issues early, when there is still air pressure in your tire.


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