Mercedes Benz E350 Parts And Mercedes Benz E350 Accessories
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There are a host of maintenance procedures the Mercedes Benz E350 executive sedan owner needs to follow to keep this car running at its best. And one of these is keeping the tires inflated at the recommended levels.
Rubber tires need to be inflated at a specific pressure to ensure that they grip the road surface properly. And while the E350\'s wheels are sealed tight, the tires still tend to lose as much as 1 PSI per month. And if the tires lose too much air, it will severely impact the car\'s performance in various ways, including pronounce loss in handling characteristics as well as increased fuel consumption.
While tire pressure is a key factor in tire performance, there is no definite answer as to how much air you need to pump into it. This is because optimum tire pressures vary on the brand, material, and thickness of the tire walls. This is why the ideal tire pressure of one brand is not likely to be the same as that made by another manufacturer.
Thankfully, most tires often come with the ideal pressure ratings stamped on their sides. Most aftermarket tires also come with tags that contain this information as well. Also, depending on the model year of your E350, there may be stickers on the door jamb, the trunk lid, or on the fuel door that contains information regarding the tire pressure. You can refer to these labels to determine the ideal pressure to inflate your car\'s tires.
The tire\'s optimum pressure is not the same as its maximum pressure. The latter denotes the amount of pressurized air the tire is able to withstand before bursting. Under no circumstances should you over-inflate your car, as not only will this lead to poor braking performance but also the high risk of the tires exploding while driving.
It is highly recommended to check the pressure of your E350\'s tires every time you take your car out for a drive. At the very least, you should inspect the tires and measure its pressure levels every 30 days. It is also advisable to check the tire pressure when you are driving towards an area that has a much colder or warmer climate, or when you change to a new set of tires.
Make sure that the tires have been stationary and away from direct sunlight for at least three hours before starting. This ensures that the air inside all four tires is at a consistent temperature and pressure. Locate the valve stem in your tire, remove the cap protecting it, and insert a tire pressure cage into the stem. If done properly, you should be able to hear the sound of air hissing out of the valve at this point. If you are using a pencil-type pressure gauge, the indicator arrow will point to the number corresponding to the PSI inside the tire. Inflate or deflate the tires accordingly.