Maintaining tyre pressure is extremely important for all vehicles as they are the only part of the vehicles that touch the car and keep it connected to the road for a smooth and safe drive. Overinflated tyres get damaged more easily by potholes, debris and affect the quality of ride. Underinflated tyres reduce tyre life, increase fuel consumption and also lead to steering imbalances and cornering stability.
It is essential to take care of car tyres the right way to increase their life and avoid breakdown or burst in the middle of nowhere as buying new tyres is an expensive affair. People living in hot climate regions like Middle East and Africa need to be vigilant and ensure precise tyre pressure as hot weather overinflates the tyre.
Here are some key steps to maintaining car tyre in Egypt with correct pressure at all times for safe and comfortable drive:
Step # 1 – Collect the necessary equipment
It is essential to have the necessary equipment to check out the tyre pressure. The equipment includes a digital dial or tyre pressure gauge and an air compressor or personal air pump or a petrol air hose.
Step # 2 – Car must be stationary
Park the car in a safe and clean place where you can get the right reading and adjust the tyre pressure accordingly. Make sure to stay away from traffic and on the parking level surface to get the accurate measurements without any problem.
Step # 3 – Know your car’s tyre pressure
Check out the automobile manufacturer’s recommended tyre pressure before filling them up. This information can be found on the factory certification sticker placed on the driver’s door or in the vehicle owner’s manual and provides basic information about tyre maintenance and pressure for lasting tyres and best driving experience.
Step # 4 – Locate the valve system
Locate the valve system to fill the tyres up to the accurate pressure. Wait 30 to 40 minutes after driving to fill them up for best results. Unscrew the protective cap to expose the valve tip and remember to put it back to reseal the valve after you are done with the filling.
Step # 5 – Check the tyre pressure
The trick is to firmly apply the tyre gauge to the valve system tip to measure the current air pressure. The pressure shown is the current pressure and it should be compared to the factory recommendation to know if it’s overinflated or underinflated. In case it’s overinflated, release the air by depressing the valve inside the valve system. If underinflated, add air by placing the end of the air pump over the tyre valve. Fill the tyre for only 4 to 5 seconds before checking the pressure again to ensure correct reading.
Step # 6 – Replace the valve cap
Once the tyre pressure has been checked and inflated to the proper measurement, don’t forget to replace the valve system cap and check each tyre to ensure everything is in place.
Tyres must be filled to required pressure to increase their life as well as performance. Keep checking the tyre pressure with the above mentioned steps for best results.