Tire pressure guide? Yeah, there’s an app for that
We used to watch movies like James Bond and Batman and turn green with envy at all of the gadgets and gizmos these extravagant men ran around with. Then, in the blink of an eye, here we are with a device that is turning out some very cool applications left and right. This next automotive application for the famed iPhone has to do with the much-overlooked issue of correct tire pressure. iPhone users in the UK can now rest assure that they are inflating their tires to the correct pressure with the use of the FREE TyreSafe iPhone app. Users simply input their vehicle registration details and the app provides the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure settings in both psi and bar. The app has been launched by TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tire safety organization, as part of October’s tire safety month.
“Many drivers tell us that they don’t check their tire pressures because they are unsure of the correct settings,” explains Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. “The new TyreSafe iPhone app completely removes this problem and instantly provides drivers with their car’s tire pressure information. So whether they’re on their driveway at home, the supermarket filling station or at the services on the motorway, iPhone users can be sure of having the correct information to hand.”
Okay, so it’s not exactly James Bond’s explosive keychain or his Walther PPK. It’s not even as cool as Batman’s utility belt, but it does take us just one step closer to our full superhero spy potential.
Hit the jump for some of our tire pressure tips as well as some useful links.
Tire pressures should be checked at least once a month or before a long journey. They should be checked when the tires are cold (i.e. traveled less than two miles or 3.2km) using an accurate pressure gauge. Drivers without an iPhone or internet access can find their tire pressure settings in their vehicle handbook, inside the fuel filler cap or on a plate located on the driver’s door sill.