Tire Pressure Tips From Your Orange County Mercedes-Benz Service Center

May 1st, 2015 by

Tire Pressure Tips

When it comes to efficiency and handling, one of the most important components on your luxury vehicle is the tires. The proper amount of inflation is what truly elevates the world-renown Mercedes-Benz driving experience for Orange County drivers.

Tire pressure doesn’t just change when you puncture one or wear down the tread. It can happen for any number of reasons including a change in outside air temperature or riding over rough terrain. The best thing you can do is use a pressure gauge frequently to monitor your tire pressure. This most be done when the tires are “cold,” meaning they haven’t been in use in the past 3 hours, otherwise you will not get an accurate reading.

How The Tire Pressure Monitoring System Works

There is another way to track your tire pressure that our Mercedes-Benz Orange County service center recommends. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is available in all Mercedes-Benz vehicles and is easy to use. This system lets you know which tires need air by utilizing sensors inside each tire that keep track of the pressure.

You can view your TPMS right on your dashboard by using the arrows on your steering wheel to bring it up. It will show the tire pressure for each tire and indicate if one is over or under-inflated. The proper tire inflation pressures are listed on a label inside the fuel filler door. A warning indicator will alert you when a tire does not have the right pressure. Once everything is in balance again, you can reset the Tire Pressure Monitoring System and go on your way.

Maintaining the recommended tire pressure can prevent unnecessary Mercedes-Benz service for Orange County drivers down the road, so make sure you make use of this valuable technology. Give Walter's Mercedes-Benz of Riverside a call today if you need service on your Mercedes-Benz.

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