All tires lose inflation pressure with time, and it is necessary to replace the lost air. Also, the tires can suffer punctures, leaks from the valve in the rubber gaskets, the wheel, and the flange of the tire.
At what pressure should I inflate my tires?
The air contained in the space generated between the wheel and the tire supports the weight of the vehicle. The inflation pressure of each tire will depend on the load on the axle, the size and load capacity of the tire. Example: On 295/80 R22.5 X MULTI D rims
The 295/80 R22.5 X MULTI D tires mounted on a single axle that supports a 5,800 kg load must be inflated to 102 pounds of pressure (psi).
How often should I check my tires?
We recommend that you visually inspect your tires and check your pressure daily before traveling.
The vehicle must be stopped for at least three hours before checking the tire pressure at room temperature and preferably in the shade.
If your tire pressure is low, it allows you to investigate the reason (nail, defective valve, or other cause) and can have the tire repaired before the damage is very serious.
Can I visually realize if my tires are at the correct pressure?
Deformation of the tire allows detecting the low pressure only when it is already excessive, causing immediate damage to the tire that will require its change and probably the twin tire in case of dual-mounted tires. The practice of hitting a tire with a piece of wood is not reliable.
How do you check tire pressure?
A gauge or pressure gauge should use. It is necessary to verify every week that this calibrator is in suitable conditions, comparing pressures with master equipment that will not use for other functions. We recommend changing the calibrator if it has a difference with the master calibrator of 5 pounds or more.
What consequences can I have if I have a tire with the wrong pressure?
If I have a tire with Low Pressure: The tire is deformed, risk of cuts and crashes on the side of the tire, rubbing between dual tires, excessive heating and irregular tire wear, tire fatigue, and increased fuel consumption and Low mileage performance.
If I have a tire with High Pressure, the tire becomes hard; there is a risk of cuts and starts in the tread, greater likelihood of punctures, produces irregular tire wear. It affects the mechanics of the vehicle (especially the suspension ), less comfort, less comfort, less grip, less traction, and less mileage.
If I have a tire with the correct Pressure: The tire has good contact with the ground, allowing good adhesion, greater traction, better braking, and greater re-recoverability, which will increase the duration of your tire and safety, to this We add a lower fuel consumption. At this time, you need to have a better 9140 led bulb for the headlamp, helping you driving on road safety.
To take into account
A very low pressure (20% below normal pressure) can cause excessive heating of the tire, which will cause a rapid loss of pressure. A Service Center Technician must disassemble the tire from your wheel and inspect it inside before inflating it again.