First of all, before I start talking about the importance of your tyre’s air pressure/air volume, I want to make it clear that there are 2 different entities when thinking about “Tire”: There is the “tire” or tyre itself (that rubber stuff you see on every car), and then there is the Inner Tube. These are usually confused because they are both called “tires”. And just so you know, most cars have only 1 tyre per wheel. Some luxury models might have two.
Also, no matter what kind of car you drive, which country you’re in, or how much money you earn every month – EVERY car has at least 1 pair of. But not everyone knows if their air pressure/air volume is correct. There are many reasons why you should know this simple fact, but before we get into that, let’s try to understand a little more about what Tyres Fareham air means.
Tyre pressure or add air volume? What to do
Trying to find the right amount of air pressure in your tyres will typically lead you to a specific number. This number can be found on a sticker at the driver’s door or somewhere else in the car where it says “Max Pressure” or “Max Load”.
You might also have seen these numbers if you’ve ever looked inside your driver’s seat carpet after somebody has changed the tyre’s air pressure. It was probably something 32 psi (pounds per square inch) or 35 psi, depending on who was using your car at the time.
But what does this number mean? How much air pressure should I put in my All-Season Tyres Fareham? What happens if you underinflate/overinflate them? Which one is better? Let’s try to find out:
Tyre pressure means pounds per square inch (psi) :
It indicates how many pounds of force is pressing down on every square inch of the tyre. So for example A 4-wheel vehicle with a weight of 4000 lbs has a total “load” of 16000 lbs pressing down on those rubber tires. If those tyres happen to have 24 psi inside them, then 2400 lbs per square inch are being pressed down on that wheel. That’s a lot of pressure! And just so you know, tyre air is typically pressurized to 30-50 psi.
But what about the tyre’s “air volume” then?
Well, this number means something entirely different. It’s not clear who started calling it this way, but one thing is for sure – most people are confused about this nowadays. Just remember that “VOLUME” has nothing to do with weight or force pressing down on tyres.
Air volume doesn’t mean anything if you’re trying to determine your correct tyre pressure. If you see your car’s manual and it says 35 psi or 50 psi, these numbers are talking about pounds per square inch (psi).
And that tiny little hole in your tyre that emits air?
It’s called an “Inflation Valve”. Your car probably has at least one of these, but not all cars have them. And if you’re wondering why some people put a piece of paper over the tip when changing tyres, then it’s because they don’t want any dirt or mud to get inside this valve. The last thing you’d want is for this hole to get clogged up and make it impossible for you to take out the spare tyre from underneath your floor mat. That’s why they use a piece of paper just to cover that tiny, tiny hole, so no mess gets into there.
So let us cut to the chase:
If you’re trying to decide whether to change your tyre’s air pressure or just to top it up with air, please read this carefully:
If your tyre gets punctured and you need to replace it, then first check the driver’s door or manual to see what pressure your car’s machine needs. This will be something like 32 psi or 35 psi. find that number, then take the sticker from inside the glove-box (where all the owner’s information is) and write down that pressure right on top of that little red stripe used for minimal instructions. write it down big so no one will confuse it with another number.
- Then, if your tyre gets punctured and you need to replace it, change the air pressure to exactly what the sticker says.
if you’re topping up the air in one of your car’s tyres, then please only add 30 psi or 35 psi – no more than that. This is very important because by overfilling them, we are creating a dangerous situation out there on our roads. (and this is not what our tyres are made for!)
Air pressure inside your tyres can affect your car in many different ways.
Driving with your tyre pressure set too low is extremely dangerous and can result in a lack of speed, poor grip, and wet weather braking problems. You might also see a loss in fuel economy. On the other hand, if you’ve got too much air inside, then you’re going to feel it on your steering wheel at high speeds because the contact patch between Tyres Fareham and the road will be reduced drastically.
Don’t ever fill up your tyres with air when they are hot! Your tyres are twice as likely to get punctured while driving under this condition. Let them cool down first before filling them back up or removing that little bit of air which allows them to cool off faster by reducing their internal pressure slightly.
And lastly, please make sure to check tyre pressures at least once a month or before taking off on any long journeys. This is one of the simplest ways to avoid disasters and accidents on Canadian roads.
That’s it for now!