Checking Tire Pressure
mjohns7861 Member Posts: 41
Forgive me if this is a stupid question. But I have had difficult time monitoring the pressure of my tires and using the tire guage I have. I take it one should only check tire pressure when the tire is cold. However getting a consistant reading seems almost impossible - is there a precise way of inserting the gauge into the valve stem to get the proper reading? One moment it will read 60psi, then 30psi, then 40psi, etc. What is the proper technique?
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I inflate my tires about 4 pounds over manufacturers specs as I like better handling and longer tire life. I sacrifice a little in ride quality but feel its worth it.
Hope this helps
I followed their recommendations and purchased an Accutire digital gauge on sale at Sears for $8.99. I think it's a great investment.
seelig- The chuck on the 4 X 4 gauge is what wtd44 is talking about, this is the chuck on all trucker tire gauges. You can get a basic stick gauge with a trucker head on it in the pressure ranges to fit your application.
Easyrider- A lot of new pick up trucks and SUV's are using "E" range tires with a 80 pound max, so the 60 pound max gauge will not work for them, and would be a waste of money. Mind you that most people do not run the tires at full rating, but if you load up a newer truck or SUV for hauling you will need the extra pressure.
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I'll have to delete any back and forth arguing, so save the trouble and try to get along, okay? This is supposed to be FUN, remember?
I am worried that I might have mis-aligned my wheel. Would anyone know, if I did (aside from getting symptoms on my tire later on or going for an expensive wheel alignment check?