How to Fill Tires with Air

mechanic checking tire pressure


Being able to make sure that your tires are staying in better condition for longer is a great way to not only keep your vehicle and you safe, prevent blowouts, improve ride quality, and improve gas mileage all while saving you money. The best way for Grand Island drivers to do this? By making sure the car tire pressure is at the right levels! But how do you fill tires with air you might be wondering, and how much air should you put into your tires? Learn about this and more with the service expert at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. If you have any questions, or want more information, you can always contact us at any time. 

Step-by-Step Guide for Adding Air to Tires

It’s important to know how to fill tires with air, as it can significantly improve your overall fuel economy and safety on the Hastings roads. Let’s check out a few steps on how to fill a tire with air below:

  1. Find the air dispenser, which is usually at your local gas station. 
  2. Park your vehicle so you can reach all four tires with the air hose.
  3. Take the cap off of the tire valve on the first tire.
  4. Check the air in the tire using your tire gauge.
  5. Do the same for the other three tires. 

It’s also important to note that when measuring the car tire pressure, the gauge at some gas stations is not accurate, so you may want to invest in a personal tire gauge. Our parts team can help you find a reliable model. The most important thing to remember is not to overinflate your tires, and only add air in short bursts.

However, if you do end up putting too much air in your tires, just press on the pin located on the tire back with the back of the air hose nozzle. Furthermore, it’s quite normal to have to try a few times to get the correct pressure, but it will be worth it in the long run.

How Much Air Should I Put in My Tires? 

So, now you might be wondering, “How much air should I put in my tires?” This depends on the type of tire your vehicle needs. The correct car tire pressure will be displayed inside the driver’s door, which will tell you exactly how much pressure to add. On average, most vehicles around Kearney take around 32 to 35 psi. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when inflating your tires:

  • Only inflate your tires according to the information inside the driver’s side door, as the psi on the tires is the maximum the tire can hold, not the psi recommended.
  • If you find yourself driving down the Kearney roads where your vehicle isn’t handling the bumpy road well, you have likely overinflated your tires. 
  • If your tires are underinflated, they might wear down much quicker. 

Trust Your Service Needs to Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Now that you know more about tire pressure, if you feel like your tires are getting low, then schedule service today. Our team will review your tires for wear, perform rotations and rebalancing, and so much more. Don’t hesitate before heading out to Lexington this weekend.

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