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Tire Pressure Maintenance For Dummies

Mercedes-Benz tire pressure guide tire service near Austin

So you start your car and discover that your tire pressure light flashing on the indicator panel (you know, the one with the exclamation point) and that’s when you start googling for a tire pressure guide for dummies, right? A lot of us acknowledge how simple it is to ignore this alert due to the headache of finding a filling station with a functioning air compressor to inflate your tires. But the truth is, that headache pales in comparison to a blow-out on the freeway because you chose to disregard the indicator! There are a lot of reasons for low tire pressure: climate condition changes, normal wear and tear, or a leak in your tire. Whatever the reason might be, it is important to get it inspected as soon as possible. However, if you aren’t certain exactly how to check your tire pressure, do not worry. Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown is here to help with this handy tire pressure guidebook.


What is Tire Pressure?

“Cold inflation pressure is the inflation pressure of tires before the car is driven and the tires warmed up. Recommended cold inflation pressure is displayed on the owner’s manual and on the placard (or sticker) attached to the vehicle door edge, pillar, glove box door or fuel filler flap. Drivers are encouraged to make sure their tires are adequately inflated, as suboptimal tire pressure can greatly reduce fuel economy, increase emissions, increased wear on the edges of the tire surface, and can lead to premature failure of the tire. Excessive pressure, on the other hand, may lead to impact-breaks, decrease braking performance, and cause uneven wear (i.e., greater wear on the center part of the tire surface).”

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How To Measure Tire Pressure

Your first step in checking your tire’s air pressure is to make certain the tires are “cold” meaning they have not been driven on for about one hour. This will give you the most accurate PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) reading.

Second, locate the manufacturer’s suggested PSI. This can be found in the owner’s manual or stamped inside the driver’s side door. Write down the PSI requirements and head to your nearest air pump. You can normally find one at most gas stations, tire shops, or car washes. A single use will probably cost about $0.50 to $2.00.

Third, inspect the tire pressure with an air gauge. These gauges can be found at any retail store’s automotive department, an auto parts store, or in some cases they are already installed on the air pumps themselves. Simply fill the tire or tires to the specified PSI level then check the PSI one last time and you’re ready to roll!


When To Check Tire Pressure

The best routine is to inspect your tire pressure routinely by the month. In the majority of today’s modern-day cars, trucks, and SUVs, you can browse the dashboard settings for a digital reading of the PSI on all the tires. The computer-generated estimate, occasionally, can become slightly off. Therefore, the most effective technique is to use an air gauge.

Colder climates can impact PSI as well. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees the temperature goes down, your tire pressure can decrease by 1-2 pounds and vice versa for temperature level increases.


Why Measure Tire Pressure

Taking care of your car’s tires is vital for fuel economy, automotive performance, and safety. It’s what keeps your vehicle moving. A flat tire or a blowout on the road is not just a headache to deal with but it’s also potentially dangerous if there is not an emergency lane conveniently available. Treat your car to some tender loving care and it will take care of you for many smooth riding journeys ahead.


Schedule a Tire Inspection

Are you preoccupied about your tire pressure, but not quite sure what to do? Don’t fret. Our certified Mercedes-Benz specialists are ready to help. Stop by our service center today and allow us to have a look at your tires. Don’t wait until they’re flat. The best way to handle low tire pressure is to assess and fix it early, when there is still pressure in your tire.


Tire Pressure Guide | Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown

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I am very satisfied with my service that I received from Georgetown Mercedes dealership. They are very efficient and are always on top of the issues and stay in communication with you

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Troy Williams went above and beyond helping us with the purchase of "our new" 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV. Troy kept my wife and me in our comfort zones, by giving us the attention and consideration we deserve. We look forward to seeing Troy again, to put my wife into her new car. Thanks Troy!

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As always..same great service! They also made every effort to keep the waiting area clean and disenfected. Offering Lyft to service clients shows their efforts of going the extra mile.

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The service was excellent. I trust my car to Georgetown Mercedes. I love the clean, organized environment, the efficient staff, and the result which is keeping my car in great condition.

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I want to thank the service center of Mercedes Benz at Georgetown. Thank you for the assurance and care in fixing my car and safety. I was always kept up to date and provided detailed information by the mechanic. Veronica C

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Excellent facility with professional and exceptionally friendly staff. They performed maintenance and repairs on time and kept me apprised the entire time. Highly recommend their business unconditionally.

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My wife and I had a wonderful experience purchasing a certified pre-owned C300 from Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown. From the moment I reached out with a brief inquiry, Sales Consultant Tabatha Zahler was responsive, extremely knowledgeable, not only about the vehicle itself, but in walking us through the entire process. The attention she gave us upon our arrival was unparalleled, going above and beyond in every aspect! I echo this sentiment for the Finance Manager Aaron as well. He did not try at all to pressure us into buying extra things such as maintenance plans or extended warrants, although he did ...

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Alex Adams, service advisor in the service department is amazing! He always goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I'm taken care of.

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I recently purchased a new GLE 350 at this dealership. Linda was my sales consultant and she was great! Very personable but professional. She spent a lot of time with me and dealt with all my questions and indecision with patience and honesty. Several other employees and Ali were vey diligent in addressing me and following up. Kristin was my finance manager and she was also a pleasure to work with. I'm very pleased with the overall experience and love my vehicle!

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