How To Set Tire Pressure For Mercedes-Benz Cars
For many owners of Mercedes-Benz cars, one of the most neglected aspects of vehicle maintenance is the checking, and consequently, setting of tire pressure. A high tire pressure can lead to lower traction and poor braking, leaving your tires in danger of blowing out, whereas a low tire pressure can result in poor vehicle handling and your tire wearing out excessively, leading to a drastic reduction in fuel economy. Considering the above, it is of paramount importance that you conduct a regular check of your tires and set the correct tire pressure to ensure your own safety, as well as the efficiency of your vehicle.
Checking Your Mercedes-Benz Tire Pressure
The process of checking your tire pressure is simple and fuss-free. All you require is a pressure gauge, which allows you to check all four of your tires in mere minutes. The best time to conduct the check is in the morning before you operate your vehicle, as driving can result in your tires heating up and producing an inaccurate reading. The ideal tire pressure should be between 32-36 PSI, although these numbers can differ from model to model. A quick browse of your owner’s manual should tell you what the ideal pressure reading of your vehicle is. You can find the owner’s manual for most Mercedes-Benz vehicles here.
Setting Your Tire Pressure
All Mercedes-Benz vehicles are equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which keeps track of your tire pressure and inform you if there are any irregularities. How exactly though do you go about setting your tire pressure using the TPMS? You can find the instructions below:
- When your ignition is on, you should see the inflation levels of your tires stated in the electronic instrument cluster.
- On your steering wheel, you should see the left or right arrow keys. Use them to navigate to the “Service” menu.
- Press the up or down arrow keys until you see the “Tire Pressure” menu item, then select “OK”. You should now see the respective tire’s tire pressure on the screen.
- If the tire pressure is too high or too low, the TPMS warning light will be illuminated. Use a pressure gauge to check your tire and adjust the pressure if necessary.
- After conducting a pressure check, return to the “Tire Pressure” menu item to check if the values have returned to within the normal range.
- If everything is fine, restart your TPMS. You do this by pressing your steering wheel’s down arrow.
- Your TPMS will be reset after you press on the “OK” button, which in turns switches off the warning light.
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