Sometimes, car users are not sure of the tire pressure to use in their tires especially when they have replaced the stock tire with a different size of tire.
Tires need inflation pressure that is adequate for the type and size of the tire in use. Often, it is the a good practice to follow the car manufacturer's tire pressure specification which is mostly found on a sticker in the car or in the owner's manual.
BELOW ARE FEW TIPS ON TIRE INFLATION THAT ENSURES SAFETY:
1. Do not over inflate your tires, it causes tire deformation which may lead to tire burst, poor handling, bumpy ride, decreased braking performance and anti-lock braking system malfunction.
2. Do not under inflate your tires. Under inflation causes overheating due to sidewall over flexing and high rolling resistance leading to increased fuel consumption. This overflexing and heating of the sidewalls can lead to tire burst.
3. Cold inflation pressure is always lower when the tire is cold than when it is heated up after few moments of driving. Always check your inflation pressure when the tire is cold. The pressure can rise by up to 4 psi when the tire becomes hot. There is about 1 psi increase in pressure for a 10 degree rise in temperature.