It is critical to drive on fully inflated tires and check the tire pressure frequently. Tire pressure reduction increases friction between the road and the tire, resulting in overheating or possibly a dangerous blowout.
Regular tire pressure checks are important, especially before a long road trip, because driving on under-inflated tires impacts not only your safety but also your car’s fuel consumption.
What are the benefits of maintaining proper tire pressure?
The proper operation of a tire is dependent on several elements, one of which is maintaining proper tire pressure at the manufacturer’s suggested level. The following elements aid in maintaining proper tire pressure:
- Proper installation of the tire set on wheels that have been cleaned
- The application of the suitable assembly paste
- If your tire pressure has dropped significantly (by 3 psi each month), you should take it to a professional tire service for a thorough inspection.
- The following are the most typical causes of tire pressure loss:
- Natural pressurized air penetration through tire components
- Rim damage (scratches, bends, cracks, rust, etc.)
- Valves or valve inserts that are defective
- Incorrect valve fitting in the rim opening,
- Over-tightening of the electronic sensor cap, ignoring the recommended torque.
- Unsealing the tire’s inner layer of protection (micro-cracks)
- Damage to the tire bead during installing (or removing) the product on the rim
- Dirt at the point where the tire bead meets the rim flange
- In the winter, when the temperature lowers
- Small cuts or punctures in the tire
If you are unsure about the pressure in your tires, see the manufacturer’s manual or the information on the inner side of the fuel filling flap. This is where the main tire values are given, such as the manufacturer’s suggested pressure level or tire size.
Time Pressure Sensors (TPMS)
Tire replacement in a car with such sensors differs from tire replacement in a car without such sensors. It necessitates specific equipment.
Automatic pressure sensors from the Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) provide the driver with information about the tire pressure level and notify the driver if the pressure drops below a safe level. This system is divided into two categories. A regular feature in the medium and economic classes cars is the indirect system, while the direct system is placed in high-end vehicles and conveys data in real-time.