The tire inflation pressure is directly related to safety. Therefore, tire pressure must be checked regularly, and proper maintenance can prolong the lifespan of the tires. Learn about the importance of tire inflation pressure and how to check the pressure of your tires.
Importance of Tire Pressure
- Optimum air pressure should be maintained to ensure safety, driving performance, tire life and fuel cost.
- Tires have been known to lose up to one psi in a month
(psi : pound per square inch)
Therefore, it is important to check all tires, even the spare, at least once a month or before a long trip.
Tire pressure should be checked every month.
Checking for Optimum Tire Pressure
Hankook Tire recommends you to check your tire pressure once in a month.
The optimum air pressure level for your tire can be found on the inner side of the car door, inside the fuel cap or in the car manual (the location of the sticker can vary according to country).
DO NOT compare your inflation pressure to its maximum pressure marked on the tire’s sidewall.
How to Check Tire Pressure
- 1) Purchase a certified air pressure gauge or take your vehicle to a nearby service center (or gas station) for a check-up.
- 2) Tires must be checked in a “cold” state (at least three hours after driving).
- 3) Insert the gauge into the valve.
- 4) Compare the measured air pressure level with the level listed on the car door.
- - in case of higher pressure than a recommendation, deflate your tire to the recommended pressure.
- - in case of lower pressure than a recommendation, inflate your tire up to the recommended pressure.