Automobile tire pressure (idea)
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Sat Aug 26 2000 at 22:44:53
Checking tire pressures on the average vehicle is simple. All you need is a
Most tires have a maximum rated pressure of about 40-50
per Square Inch), but most vehicles only require about 35 or so - check the sticker in the glove compartment or on the doorjamb of the driver's door to find yours.
Now that we know the proper pressure, we can proceed to checking the tire. Somewhere on the
of the tire there will be a
, usually covered with a little screw-on cap. Unscrew this cap, and set it aside. I'll assume for the moment that you have the 'stick' type of pressure gauge. Press the
of the gauge against the vale stem such that you hear a rush of air. Continue pressing harder until the sound stops. If the sound doesn't stop, either you're using the wrong side of the gauge, or your gauge is broken. After the whooshing sound stops, check the reading on the gauge. This is your
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