How to Check Tire Pressure on BMW Tires

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If you want to take advantage of that smooth BMW performance in Ballwin, you’ll need to maintain the proper tire air pressure. But just what is the recommended tire pressure for BMW tires and why does it matter? Learn the basics of BMW tire pressure with the BMW of West St Louis service center and schedule a little quality time with your vehicle to make sure everything is up to par!

Why Does Tire Air Pressure Matter?

If you check your owner’s manual, you’ll find the recommended BMW tire pressure is generally 32 PSI (pounds per square inch). This means your tires should be inflated to this reading in order to get the best performance possible. Most Ladue drivers know that underinflated tires quickly become flat tires and overinflated tires may lead to blowouts, but that’s not all. Maintaining proper tire air pressure can reduce wheel spin and friction, which can extend your set’s longevity and even improve fuel economy up to 3.3% according to the Department of Energy!

How Do I Check my BMW Tire Pressure?

Learning how to check tire pressure is simple. Most BMW vehicles have a tire pressure monitor built into the system, which will alert you if your pressure falls under the recommended guidelines, but you can also get an inexpensive tire pressure gauge for quick and easy readings:

  1. Unscrew the valve stem cap and keep in a safe place.
  2. Place tire gauge into valve stem and push down until pressure is released.
  3. Look at the display and note the PSI.
  4. Remove the gauge.

If your reading is above 32 PSI, press the gauge on the center plunger in the valve stem to release excess pressure and check the tire air pressure again. If you need more air, use a car tire pump or head to the gas station for a top off. And be sure to take readings on your BMW spare tire as well!

Learn More about BMW Tires at BMW of West St Louis

Whether you need a new set of tires or routine car maintenance, the experts at BMW of West St Louis are happy to help drivers in the Des Peres area! We’re located in Manchester and our team can help you keep your car in top shape year after year. Contact us for more information or stop by our service department for more tips and tricks.


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