Heading out for a long road trip outside of Corona soon? You’ll want to be sure your BMW has the proper tire pressure to ensure a safe ride. The recommended BMW tire pressure for most models is 32 PSI (pounds per square inch), though you should always double-check by looking at the sticker on the inside edge of the driver’s door. If you don’t see the information here, you can refer to your BMW owner’s manual. To learn more about BMW tire pressure and what to do if the BMW warning light for tire pressure comes on your dashboard, consult our guide down below!
How to Check Tire Pressure
Maintaining the right BMW tire pressure in your BMW X5 or 3 Series tires will help ensure a smoother ride and better handling in Riverside. And, according to the Department of Energy, it can even improve your fuel efficiency by up to 3.3 percent! Most new BMW models are equipped with a convenient tire pressure monitor, which will alert you if there is an issue. If you’re checking your tire pressure on your own, it’s recommended that you do so when your tires are cold (or not immediately after your car was driven). Follow our step-by-step instructions for checking tire air pressure, below:
Unscrew the valve stem cap
Place a tire pressure gauge evenly onto the valve stem and firmly press down
The tire pressure gauge will display the PSI
Remove the tire pressure gauge
Replace the valve stem cap
If your tires are over their recommended PSI, you can let some air out by pressing down the center plunger in the valve stem. Then, check the pressure again. If your tires have less than the recommended PSI, you’ll want to be sure to fill them up to the recommended level. This can be done quickly and easily the next time you fill up at a gas station in Ontario with a tire fill station.
If you’re unsure about checking your tire pressure on your own, you can always bring it into the BMW of Murrieta service center. We’ll be glad to check the pressure for the tires on your car, as well as your BMW spare tire to ensure you’re all set to go.
Tire Care Basics
It’s smart to do a quick visual inspection of your tires on a regular basis. If your tread is worn out or the sidewalls are showing some cracks, it’s time to replace your tires.
Do your tires seem to be regularly losing air pressure? This could be a sign of a slow leak, and you’ll want to address the issue immediately.
It’s important to keep on top of your recommended tire rotation and wheel alignment schedule to help maintain proper tire pressure and get the full lifespan out of your tires. For model-specific intervals, consult your BMW owner’s manual.
Get Additional Help with BMW Tires at BMW of Murrieta
Here at BMW of Murrieta, our certified factory-trained technicians are here to help with your tire care and BMW maintenance needs. They’ll inspect your tires and let you know if it’s time for a new set, and can help you choose the right type of tires for your vehicle and driving habits if you’re unsure. Schedule an appointment to have your tires inspected today, or contact us to learn more – just don’t forget to inquire about our current selection of service specials and coupons!
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