Importance Of Correct Tire Pressure

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Having the proper tire pressure is a crucial safety issue. Next to the brakes, tires are the most important safety devices on your car. Incorrect tire pressure will compromise handling, braking and stability. And in the worst-case scenario, improper tire pressure can lead to tire failure — and a serious accident. Incorrect tire pressure also will affect your comfort, fuel economy and the life of your car’s tire.

What happens if the Tire pressure is incorrect?

If tire pressure is too high, then less of the tire touches the ground. As a consequence, your car will bounce around on the road. And when your tires are bouncing instead of firmly planted on the road, traction suffers and so do your stopping distances. You’ll also feel a decrease in ride comfort.

If tire pressure is too low, then too much of the tire’s surface area touches the ground, which increases friction between the road and the tire. As a result, not only will your tires wear prematurely, but they also could overheat. Overheating can lead to tread separation and perhaps lead to a serious accident.

Tire pressure should be checked often, because pressure changes with the outside temperature. Tire pressure decreases by about 1 pound per square inch for every 10-degree drop in outside air temperature.

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Tire Pressure Calculations:

Tire pressure is measured by calculating the amount of air that has been pumped into the inner lining of your tire either in pounds per square inch (PSI) or BAR pressure.

The manufacturer of your vehicle will specify the suitable pressure for your tires, and it is your responsibility as the driver to make sure that the pressure is checked and corrected on a regular basis.

Correct Tire pressures

You can find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle in your vehicle handbook or printed either in the sill of the driver’s door or on the inside of the fuel tank flap. Your vehicle manufacturer may suggest different tire pressures for your front and rear tires so make sure you aware of these guidelines.

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Tire Pressure Measurement Converter

Convert a bar pressure measurement into a psi pressure measurement and vice versa using the tire pressure converter below:

BAR PSI BAR PSI BAR PSI BAR PSI BAR PSI
1.30 bar 17 psi 1.90 bar 27 psi 2.60 bar 37 psi 3.25 bar 47 psi 3.95 bar 57 psi
1.35 bar 18 psi 1.95 bar 28 psi 2.65 bar 38 psi 3.30 bar 48 psi 4.00 bar 58 psi
1.40 bar 19 psi 2.00 bar 29 psi 2.70 bar 39 psi 3.40 bar 49 psi 4.10 bar 59 psi
1.45 bar 20 psi 2.10 bar 30 psi 2.75 bar 40 psi 3.50 bar 50 psi 4.15 bar 60 psi
1.50 bar 21 psi 2.15 bar 31 psi 2.80 bar 41 psi 3.55 bar 51 psi 4.50 bar 65 psi
1.55 bar 22 psi 2.20 bar 32 psi 2.90 bar 42 psi 3.60 bar 52 psi 4.80 bar 70 psi
1.60 bar 23 psi 2.25 bar 33 psi 3.00 bar 43 psi 3.70 bar 53 psi 5.20 bar 75 psi
1.70 bar 24 psi 2.30 bar 34 psi 3.05 bar 44 psi 3.75 bar 54 psi 5.50 bar 80 psi
1.75 bar 25 psi 2.40 bar 35 psi 3.10 bar 45 psi 3.80 bar 55 psi 5.85 bar 85 psi
1.80 bar 26 psi 2.50 bar 36 psi 3.20 bar 46 psi 3.90 bar 56 psi 6.20 bar 90 psi

Always check the pressure with a tire pressure gauge when your tires are cold. Finally, if you are using your vehicle to carry additional load or weight, always consult your vehicle handbook for the correct loaded tire pressure.

 

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