While inspecting tires, a long list of quality parameters must be considered along with the specifications. Inevitably, the inspection should be implemented within the same production line, and be flexible enough not to add change-over time.
Is your luggage ready? Yes. Addresses? Yes. Gasoline? Yes. But what about tires? They are the only thing that holds you together on the road. To assure that your tires are fully prepared for your road Trip.
Follow these recommendations below. So let’s dive in;
How to check the tire pressure?
As we all know, the tires lose up to 1 psi (pound per square inch) every month. So make sure you check all your tires, even the spare one, once a month (or before a long trip). It is very easy, then you will see how:
Buy a Reliable Pressure Gauge
Check the pressure of your tires when they are “cold” – before driving your car or at least 3-hours after you have driven it.
Just insert the pressure gauge into the air valve of your tire (the valve will “expand” and show you a measurement number). When you hear a “psssst” air exhaust sound, this means that air is coming out of the air. The air leak will not substantially affect the pressure unless you keep pressing the air pressure valve for a long time.
Compare the measured psi with the psi found on the label inside the driver’s door of your vehicle, on the gas cap or in the owner’s manual. Don’t compare it to the psi that appears on the side of your suv tyres.
If the pressure is below the indicated number, add more air until you reach the number.
Nitrogen Gas vs. Compressed Air
Most of the car tires are filled with compressed air but some dealers have started filling their customers’ tires with nitrogen (Nitrogen is dry air that has had its oxygen removed). Normal air already contains 79% nitrogen).
Since the nitrogen gas replaces oxygen, less air can escape from your tires, and the inflation pressure stays higher for longer.
There are also other possible causes of air leakage that prevent people who inflate a tire with air or nitrogen from ensuring that pressure is maintained. Nitrogen and compressed air can be combined if necessary.
The rims are designed to provide the optimal performance when inflated with air or nitrogen, as long as the user respects the pressure measurements recommended by the manufacturer of the vehicle that is in the frame of the door in the cover of the gasoline, or the tire manufacturer’s recommendations.
How to inspect a tire?
It’s imperative to inspect the car tires once a month or before you start a long road trip. Also, make sure you inspect the tires to verify there are no wear or damage problems. Visually check the condition of your tires to confirm they don’t have any damage like buried objects that could cause an air leak. Furthermore, check the sides to verify that it does not have cuts, chipotles, scrapes or other irregularities.