Tips on Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure

May 06 2014, Mike Lavigne

Tips on Maintaining Proper Tire Pressure

Look inside the driver's side door jam to know the recommended tire pressure for your VW.

Tips for Tire Pressure

• Tire pressure should be checked when the tires are cold (i.e. not driven for 3 hours or for more than a couple of kms).
• Check tire pressure, monthly, in the morning and before long road trips.
• Always keep your tire pressure at the VW recommended level.
• Check tire pressure if there has been a rapid change in the outside temperature. If the outside temperature increases 10 degrees F, the tire pressure will increase by up to 2 PSI.
• The automated tire gauges at most gas stations are not reliable. Under-inflate according to their gauge and then verify with your own gauge.

Do you need a tire gauge? Stop by and pick up a FREE tire gauge.

Under-Inflated Tires Will Not Maintain Their Shape

• Causing them to lose traction
• Possibly increase hydroplaning in wet weather
• Reduce fuel economy
• Wear unevenly and prematurely
• Low tire pressure can cause tires to get too hot, resulting in tread separation.
• High-speed driving in high temperatures could cause a blowout!

Over-Inflated Tires

• Give a rougher ride because they are more rigid.
• Cause premature wearing in the middle.
• They are also more prone to hydroplaning in wet weather.
• They are more likely to be damaged by hitting potholes or other debris on the road.

Contact Us

Other Articles That May Interest You

April 19 2018,

Test

testtesttesttesttesttesttesttesttest testtesttesttest testtesttesttest testtesttest test Read more
Our Awards +

February 27 2018, Hunt Club Volkswagen

Our Awards

Since 1992, Hunt Club Volkswagen has strived to meet the highest standards of customer service and excellence. Our particular attention to detail, in everything that we do, is what sets us apart from other dealerships. We recognize that it is our customers that help us stay on our path of "customer service excellence". We are very grateful to our loyal customers for the confidence they have in... Read more