Tire pressure is a crucial factor to consider every time you hit the road. When the pressure is not up to standard, car handling becomes difficult, and you end up using more fuel on the road. To make sure your tire pressure is right, you will need at least one of two tools: the tire pressure gauge or the air compressor. Using these tools is easy and convenient. So how do you put these tools to use?
The tire pressure gauge performs two functions. It saves you time and energy, not to mention it is efficient. For about $10, you can acquire your own. The gauge, also referred to as the pencil gauge, comes in analog and digital options. The gauge checks for the tire pressure and also inflates the tire. Using the gauge is simple, and you can undertake the procedure without an expert.
All you need to do is attach the gauge to an air compressor hose. Press the gauge on the open valve. You will hear a hissing sound. The hissing sound is normal. Press the lever to inflate the tire if the readings indicate the pressure is below the recommended level. The readings will be displayed on the digital screen for a digital tire pressure gauge.
Alternatively, you can use the air compressor. The air compressor can be portable or installed permanently in many gas stations. Use the readings to confirm if the pressure levels are as recommended. If the pressure levels are high, don't worry. You can release the pressure by pressing against the bead on the compressor. You can hear the air escaping the tire.
If your tire pressure level is below the recommended level, that might mean your tires have suffered punctures. Driving your vehicle with imbalanced tires can be dangerous. If this is the case, don't panic. You will require an expert to look at them and help you stabilize the tire pressures. To get more help with repair or service, drive your vehicle to Bimmer Motor Specialists to get it sorted out.