When your tires are properly inflated, their lifespan is extended and you can even enjoy improved fuel efficiency, ride quality, and overall handling. Don’t know how to put air in tires? The service center at Sonia’s CDJR can show you in detail below! Learn how much air you should add to your tires and what’s the recommended psi for your CDJR vehicle's tires.
Even if you've never adjusted your car's tire pressure on your own, it's not too hard if you have a guide. To add air to your tires, follow these steps below:
It's worth noting that the air hose gauges at many gas stations aren't 100% reliable. This is often due to the fact that driving causes the tires to heat and the inside to expand; this increases the tire pressure. Above all, you'll want to avoid over inflating the tire. Use the air hose to add air in short bursts and make sure that — regardless of what the second reading is — you only top up what was lost before visiting the dispenser.
If you do add too much air — don't panic. Simply release some of the air. Press the pin on the tire valve with the back of the air hose nozzle, or use the small knob on the back of the rounded end of the tire gauge. And most importantly, don't give up if you have to adjust the pressure more than a few times. It takes practice!
You can find the recommended tire pressure for new CDJR vehicles shown on a sticker inside the driver's door. If you're unable to find a sticker, check the owner's manual; there, you'll find everything you need to know about your car's tire pressure. Generally, passenger cars suggest 32 to 35 psi (pound per square inch) when they're cold. To get the most accurate reading you can, check the tire pressure after the car has cooled off. When inflating your tires, keep the following in mind:
After you properly inflate your tires, the tire pressure light should go off on its own. If it remains on, there are a few actions you can take:
Tire pressure sensors often use a battery, and a flashing tire pressure light can often be a sign that the battery needs replaced. It could also indicate a problem with one of the sensors. Either way, you'll want to schedule service at Sonia’s CDJR in Orange, MA. We can diagnose the problem and get you back on the road safely.
Whether your tires are under inflated or your car needs tire services like a tire rotation or wheel alignment, head on over to our dealership in Orange and we can help you out! Contact our service center with any questions you may have about our services, and feel free to check out our current service specials when you have a moment.