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How to Fill Tires With Air

Filling a tire with air

 

Keeping an eye out on your car’s tire pressure is important as having the right amount of air in your tires helps them last longer and helps you drive more efficiently on the Plymouth roads. How much air should you put in your tires? Learn how to fill tires with air the proper way with the service team here at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda. We’ll show you everything you need to know about car tire pressure and more, so you can continue to hit the roads with confidence. 

How to Fill Your Tires With Air: Step by Step

If your tires are a little low on air, you should be able to pull into a local gas station near Maple Grove and use the air pump. Once you find the open air pump, perform the following steps: 

  1. Make sure you’re close enough to the air pump that you can reach all four tires with the air hose. 
  2. Remove the cap on the first tire. 
  3. Use your tire gauge to check your car’s tire pressure. 
  4. If your tire is underinflated or overinflated, then you’ll want to use the air hose at the gas station to fill up the tire to the correct amount of air pressure. 
  5. Once you confirm with your tire gauge that your tire has the right amount of air pressure, then put the cap back on the tire.
  6. Repeat this process for the other three tires. 

If your tires have too much air, which can be caused due to the heat, then take off the cap of your tire, and use the ball on the end of your tire gauge to release some of the air from the tire. Most gas stations should have tire gauges, but you can always visit our parts center at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda to grab one as well. 

Are You Putting Too Much Air in Your Tires?

How much air should you put in your tires? If you’re unsure about what your car’s tire pressure amount should be, then check the sticker inside the driver’s side door of your vehicle. If you can’t find the sticker, then consult your owner’s manual. Usually, most vehicles have a car tire pressure amount of 32 to 35 PSI (pounds per square inch). Be sure to check your tire pressure after your vehicle has cooled down in order to get the most accurate reading. Keep the following in mind when putting air in your tires: 

  • The PSI number is the maximum amount of air pressure your tire can hold. So, fill your tires slightly below the recommended amount. 
  • Overinflated tires are usually indicated by a bouncy or hard-to-handle ride. 
  • Driving around Eden Prairie with underinflated tires can lead to faster wear and tear. 

Now that you know how to fill your tires with air, check out some of our other service tips like the Mazda tire pressure guide and more. We’re here to help you continue driving smoothly wherever you go. 

Keep Your Tires in Shape in Minnetonka

Contact us to learn more about car tire pressure or to learn more helpful service and parts information. For all of your minor maintenance needs and serious repair requests, rely on the expertise at Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda. 

 

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