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Tip #3: Tire Pressure  View Our Website
 E-mail Jon Grenon

The second part of tire maintenance you can do yourself is checking your tire pressure.  Underinflated tires waste gas.  Overinflated tires have reduced traction and both pose a threat of a blowout.   A good friend of mine believes the pressure rating on the tires sidewall is the recommended tire pressure.  I was educated differently.  The pressure on the tire sidewall is the MAXIMUM safe pressure that tire can hold but it is not necessarily the best pressure for your vehicle.  The car's manufacturer usually prescribes the best tire pressure.  Look for a sticker in the glove box, on the door jamb or a chart in the owners manual.  Generally, most cars need 28 to 32 lbs.  An inexpensive pencil type tire guage is adequate for this purpose and available at most auto parts stores. 

Again thanks for your time,
Jon Grenon

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