Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Tires are one of the most important parts on your car. Tires not properly inflated will wear out quickly, waste fuel, and can cause a collision. Under-inflation creates excessive heat, and can lead to tire failure, which could result in vehicle damage and/or serious injury or death. Statistics and research on transportation indicate that due to tire under-inflation, at least 260,000 accidents happen per year, and at least half a million gallons of fuel are wasted each year. Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure.
However, tire inflation is the most neglected item of auto maintenance. Why? Because there used to be no convenient way to inflate tires. Commonly used "trial and error" inflating technique is very tedious.
How do you inflate your tires? You probably inflate your tires when you go to a gas station. You measure the tire pressure with a tire pressure gauge after each shot. If the pressure is too high, you have to deflate it. You have to repeat inflating-measuring-inflating or deflating again and again ... till you feel frustrated after many 'trial and errors'.
You finally decide to have it inflated by a professional mechanic. You believe that your mechanic should inflate your tires to the correct pressure because he is professional. Unfortunately, your mechanic can only do the same 'trial and errors' as you did. He could never be patient enough to adjust your tire pressure to the correct level, especially when the tire inflation is free of charge.
Now, you, like most people, are riding on your precious tires at the wrong pressure without even realizing it.
What to do? The Drive Green™ one-shot tire inflator is the solution. This magic device provides to you a smart, easy, quick and accurate tire inflation.
Yes, just one shot! No trial and error! No gauge needed! It is fully automatic and easy-to-use. The inflator will allow air flow only until your tire is inflated to the proper pressure.
Easy to Use
Simply connect the inflator to the tire valve stem and inflate as usual. As the tire pressure reaches the preset level, the inflator shuts off airflow into the tire automatically and the LED light turns on. The inflator is then removed and may be stored in your glove compartment until your next pressure check. Its heavy-duty brass construction provides an instrument that is both durable and accurate.
Adjustable Preset Pressure
The user can easily adjust the preset pressure from about 20 to 50 PSI. This adjustable pressure range covers almost all the automakers-recommended tire pressure for cars, light trucks and motorcycles.
Electronic LED Display
This inflator also has an electronic LED light indicating whether the tire pressure is at the preset level. It's very convenient to use during night!
The inflation will automatically start if the initial tire pressure is low, and it will automatically terminate once the actual tire pressure reaches the preset pressure level of the inflator. The inflator shuts off air flow at the preset pressure by itself without air releasing.
Benefits from the Drive Green™ one-shot tire inflator
With the Drive Green™ one-shot tire inflator, your tires always have the correct pressure...you never have to worry about over-inflating or blowing out your tires! With the inflator's fully automatic action, inflating tires will no longer be an annoying chore. You can now enjoy the convenience of the one-shot tire inflator, and get rid of the old "trial and error" inflating device. In addition, you will get
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The Drive Green™ one-shot tire inflator is a great gift for Christmas, Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Anniversary, Graduation, Wedding, Shower...
The correct tire pressure is specified by the vehicle manufacturer for the front and rear tires on your particular model car or light truck. The correct tire pressure is usually shown on the owner's manual, the placard (or sticker) attached to the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box door or fuel door. For your reference, you may also find your tire pressure here. If you still can not find it, consult with the vehicle manufacturer, tire manufacturer or your local tire dealer for the proper inflation.
Each tire is marked with the maximum load rating and the maximum tire pressure necessary to achieve that rating. This information is useful for tire change. So, the maximum tire pressure marked on the tire itself should not be used as the correct tire air pressure.
Buy the Drive Green™ one-shot tire inflator and use it regularly.
The vehicle manufacturer recommended tire pressures are optimized when the tires are cool. So, ideally, your tires should also be inflated or measured when the tires are cold, driving less than 5 miles. The tire pressure increases 1 psi with every 10 ºF rise.
Inflate your tires at least once a month and before every long trip. Changes in outdoor temperature can affect the rate at which your tire loses air. This change is more pronounced in hot weather. Generally speaking, a tire will lose one or two pounds of air per month in cool weather, and even more in warmer weather. You can not tell when tire pressure is too low by just looking. Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure, so inflate your tires pressure regularly and maintain the correct tire pressure.
Yes, you can!
On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 16:52:25 -0500 (Central Standard Time), "John" wrote :
I don't have your product (yet) but recently checked my tires on a 2002 Toyota Avalon XLS before going on an 850 mile trip. The tires are Michelin P205/60 which show a maximum pressure on the tire of 44 PSI.
My door sticker shows 32 PSI F & R which is what I would normally set them to. Within the last month, though, I had the oil changed at a new place for me and they supposedly checked the tires.
Imagine my surprise recently when I found all my tires were set to 46-47 PSI. My question to you is this:
It would appear that your product only checks for under- inflation and if I had used it here I would not have known my tire PSI's were so high. Am I wrong?
Thank you for your good question!
Besides the advantages described on our website, you can also measure any pressure from 20 - 50 psi with the adjustable One-Shot tire inflator. In your case, you may do as follows:
1. Preset the inflator to 50 psi and connect it to a tire valve stem. If the LED light is on, the tire pressure is higher than 50 psi; otherwise continue next step.
2. Turn the pressure adjuster down gradually, and stop once the LED is on. The reading pointed by the red reference mark is the actual tire pressure. (46-47 psi in your example)
This is an alternative application of the One-Shot tire inflator. I wish I have answered your question.