All About Bike Tyre Pressure Maintenance
Updated On May 10, 2023
Tyre pressure is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your bike and ensuring that it can perform to the best of its capabilities. Every part of your bike is dependent on the tyres to optimally perform. Read on to know all about tyre pressure maintenance.
Tyres are perhaps the most important part of your bike and are extremely significant when it comes to maintaining the health of your two wheeler and making sure it functions correctly. This is due to the fact that your tyres are the only part of your bike that make contact with the road or surface you are driving on and thus your bike and its technologies are reliant on them for proper performance. Let’s read all about maintaining your tyre pressure.
Why is Maintaining Tyre Pressure Important?
Maintaining tyre pressure is important for the following reasons:
- Tyres with less pressure lead to increased wear and tear, meaning less longevity for your bike.
- Ill-maintained tyres will lead to higher maintenance costs, resulting in more out of pocket expenses for you.
What Causes Loss of Pressure and How to Check It?
Tyres can lose pressure over time or due to some damage caused to them. In order to check the pressure of your tyres, make sure you do so in a well lit area, rolling the bike forwards and backwards so as to check the tyre’s entire surface. It is best to perform this check before you ride the bike as the tires are cool at this time, as once the bike has started the density of air is changed due to heat and can skew the results of your assessment.
Some of the causes of loss of tyre pressure are as follows:
- Glass or nail causing puncture or blowout
- Cracking or bulging
How to Correct Bike Tyre Pressure?
You should assess with your manufacturer’s manual whether the tyre pressure is appropriate or not. Let’s read about how to correct the tyre pressure once you have assessed it.
- If the tyre pressure is higher than recommended, you can correct it by simply releasing the air.
- If the tyre pressure is low and pressure needs to be added, inflate them using compressed air until the recommended pressure level is reached. Be careful not to over-inflate the tyres. If over-inflated, release the extra air.
Tyres are perhaps the most important part of your bike and correctly maintaining them is of utmost importance. One of the most significant aspects of tyre maintenance is tyre pressure maintenance. You would now be equipped with the knowledge necessary to understand why this is important and how to perform this maintenance on your two wheeler, to ensure safety and proper functioning. Furthermore, ensure that you protect your bike against loss or damages by purchasing a bike insurance.
Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.