How to Check Tire Pressure
To maintain your vehicle, it’s important to keep the tires at the right pressure. In addition to providing a safer driving experience, this simple task could even see a boost in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Keep reading to learn how to check your car’s tire pressure from home, including the optimal time to do it. We’re here to assist with this maintenance need for drivers around Shrewsbury, Red Bank, or Long Branch, NJ. Feel free to schedule an appointment or order a new tire set at World Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) today!
How to Check Tire Pressure at Home
The optimal time to check your vehicle’s tire pressure is when they’re cold. This means they haven’t been used for three hours or more. To ensure you’re always ready to check the levels, grab a digital or standard pressure gauge at the store and keep it on hand. It’s also a good idea to purchase an air compressor so that you can fill up the tires right from home, too.
Next, you’ll want to verify what pressure numbers you’re looking for, which is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). Check your driver’s side door jamb to locate the PSI for each tire.
Now, you’re ready to use the gauge. Take off the valve cap of the first tire, place the gauge over it, and press down to get the reading. Make note of the number and see how it compares to the optimal PSI. Go around to each tire and do the same.
If pressure is low, refill with your personal compressor or drive to a nearby gas station to use their equipment. If you must drive a decent distance, the tires will no longer be cold. In this case, add a few extra PSI to account for this and recheck the number later.
Does your car have a spare tire? It’s important to keep it filled, too. Follow the same steps to check its pressure and refill if needed.
Where to Schedule Tire Maintenance
Beyond maintaining proper pressure, your tires require other routine maintenance needs like rotations. If a tire repair is needed, we can assess the tear or hole and see if it can be fixed. Whatever the issue, our dedicated service technicians are here to take care of it all.
Use our online scheduling form or give us a call today to reserve an appointment. Let us know what you’d like to request, whether that’s a tire rotation, wheel alignment, or a repair. Of course, we’re also available to complete any other maintenance, like an oil change or battery replacement.
While you schedule, be sure to check out our current service specials. It’s possible we might be featuring a tire-related offer at the time of your visit!
Order Vehicle Tires & Parts
You can also purchase a new set of tires through our dealership. Stop by to browse through the available options and select one that’s compatible with your vehicle. Feel free to ask our team about which size is best for your make and model.
Additional parts and accessories are also available for purchase. Check out our Mopar® accessory brochures to see what’s available. Then, fill out our online parts order form to request some new components!
Schedule Tire Service Today!
After learning more about how to check your car’s tire pressure, consider buying a gauge and air compressor to try out the process at home. Now, you can sure that you’re driving on properly inflated tires all over Shrewsbury, Red Bank, or Long Branch, NJ.
When your vehicle’s tires need additional maintenance or repairs, contact us at World Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an appointment!