I'm Allan Stanley for howdini.com. In this segment we'll be talking about tire pressure and tire wear.
You want to be sure to check your air pressure at least once a month. On the drivers side doorjamb is where you'll find the recommended air pressure for your vehicle. This particular vehicle recommends thirty-two PSI air pressure for your tires.
First thing we're going to do is remove the valve-stem cap. Take the pressure gauge, hold it against the valve-stem, and press firmly. This particular tire has thirty-two pounds. An over-inflated tire will give you a harsh ride and decreased stability. An under-inflated tire can overheat and cause a safety issue so proper inflation is critical.
You want to check your tire tread for uneven wear or nails that can get stuck and cause deflation. Be sure not to use your hands or you may cut yourself with any item that may be sticking out.
We also want to check for depth of the tread by inserting a ruler in, taking a measurement and reading it. If it's less than an eighth of an inch it's time to replace those tires. Be sure to check your air pressure and your tread condition on a regular basis. It will not only increase your safety but it will also save you a few dollars in gas too.
I'm Allan Stanley for howdini.com