Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Do you know how much air to put in your vehicles tires?

(Disclosure: my trip to SuperMom Ride N Drive has been sponsored, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Everyday I try to glance back over the day and think about what I have learned from the day.  Of course today I have learned a lot...when I say a lot, I mean tons of information.

However, there is one thing that really sticks out in my head today and that is "do you know how much air to put in your tires?"
I have spent the day on grounds of Cooper Tire testing facility and the most important fact that the engineers informed, reinforced, explained, and drilled into our heads is know how much air to put in your tires and how to check the tire pressure in your vehicles tires.
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Here is the BIGGEST thing I have gotten wrong for like 15 years now, where to find out how much tire pressure is needed.

All this time I have always just looked at the tires, but that is not correct.  The amount of PSI stamped on the side of the tire is maximum amount for the tire....not what is needed for your vehicle to operate at is best and safest.

There is little placard inside your vehicle, usually in the door or gas cap, that tells you exactly how much air you need to put in your tires.   Palm to forehead, I have seen that placard on my truck over and over, but never even paid any attention to it.  Now I know.

The Cooper Tire team also went over how to use an air gauge, how to air up a tire, and how to check the depth in the tire's tread.  I knew all this, but it was relieving to get a refresher course!

Thank you Cooper Tire for this opportunity to learn!

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