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How Do You Fill Your Car Tires With Air?

Filling Air in Car Tire | Goodwill Car Donations Photo by Andrea Piacquadio under Pexels License

3 Simple Steps to Inflating Your Vehicle’s Tires

Do your tires look a bit droopy? Are they looking like ice cream that’s slowly melting? If they are, they’re probably low on air pressure or underinflated. It’s normal for tires to experience air loss every month, with the normal range at around 1-3 pounds per square inch (psi).

Sometimes, it’s caused by temperature changes and the air becoming denser, but there can also be other causes such as punctures, rim damage, or a broken-down tire valve stem.

Whatever the cause may be, driving on underinflated tires makes for poor fuel economy, longer stopping distance when braking, and poorer handling for the vehicle. Your tires also wear out faster, which could lead to costly tire replacements and other expenses if not potentially disastrous road accidents.

Filling your car tires with air isn’t complicated. All you have to do is follow these three simple steps as laid out by Goodwill Car Donations:

  1. Turn off your engine if it’s still on.

If you’re at a gas station, make sure your vehicle is parked near the air dispenser and the hose can reach all four tires easily. Some tire inflators have gauges with them. They can either be digital or dial gauges (circular-shaped gauges).

  1. Remove the cap of your tire’s valve stem and attach to it the nozzle of your inflator. Begin inflating your tire.

If you’re using a modern tire inflator that has a digital gauge, you can input there the recommended psi for your tire. The device will then automatically inflate your tire according to the psi you’ve entered.

For manual inflation, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves, use a manual tire inflator, attach its nozzle to your tire’s valve stem, and inflate your tire by pumping air into it. Inflate until you reach the recommended psi level for your tire.

  1. Double-check that all your tires are properly inflated at their recommended psi level.

If you’re at a gas station, use a tire gauge to double-check the air pressure as some hose gauges are inaccurate. Make sure to tightly close the valve stems with their caps once you’re done.

A Way to Uplift Lives Using Your Clunker

Learning how to fill your car tires with air is super easy. What’s not easy is overcoming obstacles in life when faced with disadvantages. That’s the situation some people in your community are grappling with. They are those who are burdened with disabilities, lack of essential skills, job experience, or education, and other personal circumstances (such as being welfare-dependent or having prison records). These disadvantages greatly limit their ability to find the means to break free from poverty.

You can do something simple to help them. If you have an old car or any other type of vehicle that’s no longer useful to you, that’s all you need to touch their lives. All you have to do is to donate that clunker to us at Goodwill Car Donations.

We’ll have your vehicle auctioned off with the generated funds going straight to the Goodwill organizations serving your area. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits use the money sourced from the sale of donated vehicles to finance their programs aimed at empowering disadvantaged individuals. From these programs, beneficiaries get job training, employment opportunities, scholarships, livelihood assistance, disability benefits, and other critical community-building support services.

Making a Goodwill car donation is super easy. You’ll be taking the easiest route to dispose of your clunker while getting your fair share of rewards at the same time. We’ll pick up and tow your vehicle for free wherever you are located in the United States. Your donation will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Moreover, your act of charity will bring you an immense sense of satisfaction, knowing that you’ll be contributing to the growth and development of your community by empowering your needy fellow residents through work and learning.

You can donate not just cars, pick-up trucks, or motorcycles but also golf carts, unused farm tractors, and many other vehicles, including boats. We’ll welcome whatever type of vehicle you donate regardless of its age or condition.

Interested to know more? Find more information about Goodwill Car Donations by visiting our FAQs page.  You can also give us a ring at 866-233-8586 or contact us here.

Mercedes-Benz G-Classs | Goodwill Car Donations Photo by Lloyd Freeman under Pexels License

Donate Today and Be a Hero Today!

We’ve made helping needy residents of your community as easy as filling your car tires with air. All you have to do is contact us. You got nothing to lose except the clunker that you’re thinking of disposing of anyway. Call Goodwill Car Donations at 866-233-8586 or fill out our online donation form now!


Last Updated: March 6th, 2023