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How to Fill your Tire with Air

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How To Add Air To Your Tires

Maintaining the just-right air pressure in your tires is probably the best thing you can do for your tires and the drive quality of your vehicle. Did you know that in as little as one month, a tire can lose ten pounds of air pressure? It is important to note that under-inflated, as well as over-inflated tires, can cause poor performance. Under-inflated tires will cause your tires to work harder to balance load-carrying capacity and will result in reduced fuel efficiency. Over-inflated tires cause the center of the tire tread to hold the majority of the vehicle's weight. This will cause the tire to deteriorate faster and wear unevenly. Knowing how to adjust or add air to your tires correctly is an essential know-how for any driver. Here are easy to follow steps on how to add air to your tires, or contact us for more information.

  1. It is vital you know the proper psi for your car. You can find this information by referring to your vehicle's owner's manual or connecting with our Service Centre
  2. Park your vehicle on a level surface near an air dispenser. Be sure the air hose can reach all four tires.
  3. Remove the cap from the tire valve as you check each tire.
  4. Use the gauge on your air dispenser to check the air pressure of each tire. To ensure you get an accurate reading, be sure to check the air pressure from "cold tires." This means take your pressure reading when you have driven your vehicle for less than 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add or release air in short spurts to avoid over or under inflating.
  6. Recheck the air pressure of each tire for accuracy and replace the caps on each tire valve when you're done.

Visit our Honda Service Centre Etobicoke

Just as no two vehicles are identical, we understand that not everyone is comfortable checking the air pressure of their vehicle's tires. If at any time you notice irregularities with the performance or appearance of your tires, call our Service Centre or schedule a service appointment. Our factory-trained technicians will be more than happy to inspect your tires and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.