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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    (Open the Last Sunday of the Month Only)
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

What is the Recommended BMW Tire Pressure?

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Checking your BMW tire pressure should be at the top of your tire care checklist! In general, you’re going to want to inflate your BMW tires to 32 pounds per square inch (PSI). To be sure, check the sticker that’s posted on the inside of your driver’s door, which should point you toward the recommended tire pressure. You can also take a look at your owner’s manual or contact our service team to get a model-specific answer.

Interested in learning more about caring for BMW tires? Find out about how to check your tire pressure at home and learn about the benefits of tire maintenance with our team.

Why Is the Right Pressure Important?

Why should you keep a closer eye on your tire air pressure? When your tires are where they’re supposed to be, you’ll be able to accomplish these three important things:

  1. You’ll lower the chance of getting a flat or getting a blowout in Marietta or Johns Creek.
  2. You’ll reduce the wear and tear on your tires through the reduction of friction and wheel spin.
  3. You can up your fuel efficiency by up to 3.3 percent, according to the United States Department of Energy.

Explore our DIY car care tips to find out what else you can do to improve your daily drives!

How To Check Tire Pressure

With most BMW models, you’ll find a tire pressure monitor on the dashboard that will point out issues with your tire air pressure. However, in some cases, you may need to learn how to check your tire pressure manually. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Unscrew the valve stem cap and set it aside somewhere safe.
  2. Place your tire pressure gauge onto the valve stem and firmly press down.
  3. You’ll find the PSI on the gauge. If you see 32 PSI (or whatever is indicated in your owner’s manual), you don’t need to add more air to your tires.
  4. Take the gauge off.
  5. If you have more than the recommended pressure, let some pressure off by pressing down the center plunger in the valve stem before giving it another check.
  6. If you don’t have enough pressure, add more air, then check the pressure to see if there’s enough.
  7. Put the valve stem cap back in place.

It’s a good idea to check your tire pressure before you start to drive, since cold air will give you a more accurate reading.

United BMW: Your BMW Tire Destination

If you’d like an expert to take a look at your tires, or you notice the BMW check engine lights on, don’t hesitate to schedule service! If you think it may be time to trade up for a new set, reach out to the experts at our parts department and let us help you find what you need. We’re your source for BMW tires near Alpharetta or Milton.

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