Experiencing bad driving taste, daily tire wear, and fuel consumption are some of the signs that indicate overinflate.
It is a big no for driving, and you must fix this by letting out the air from the tires. But some techniques cause more harm to the tires instead of solving the issue.
So, how do deflate tires without damaging them? Using a proper gear (rock, wood stick, screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, or long nail) to press on the metal pin inside the air valve will help deflate the tires.
Let me show you the methods with proper directions so you can follow them without harming the tires!
This Is How To Deflate Tires Without Damaging Them!
To let out the air from an overloaded tire, decide if you want to deflate tires with or without tools. After that, choose one method given below to fulfill the task without damaging tires.
How To Deflate A Tire Without Tools?
Although it says ‘without tools’ to deflate a tire, you will need to borrow two things you’re your home surrounding. A rock and a kitchen knife. Clearly these are not tools, simply alternatives.
Grab any one of these tools and learn how to get the air out of tires quickly without making noise.
Method #1: Grab A Rock & Use It
- Locate the air valve on the tire (it looks like a plastic tube that is 1.5” in size).
- Remove the upper cap of the air valve to reach the valve.
- Measure the pressure level of the tires.
- After measuring the pressure digits, confirm how much pressure you want to deflate.
- Pick a stone or rock from the road that has a slight curve on the tip. And, put it inside the valve to deflate the tire.
- Push the valve hard so that the air escape from the tire. It won’t damage the tire if you quickly put pressure on the valve. Keep on doing it until you are satisfied with the flatten level.
- Do the same thing to the other 3 tires.
Methos #2: Use Solid Wood Stick & Deflate Tires
- Take out the air valve cap and find the valve area.
- Measure the pressure level of your tire to know how much deflate is okay for the tire.
- Put the strong wood stick and press against the valve to deflate the tire.
- Continue doing it to reach the right level. Keep on doing the same thing on the other tires.
Warning: Use jacks under the truck if you are going to deflate the tires completely in one go.
How To Take Air Out Of Tire With Machine?
Having good skills with tools and ideas will help you deflate the tire easily. Oh, I forgot to mention you’ll need to grab the user manual to see if the method suits your tire or not. Now, let’s get into the procedure.
Step 1: Collect All The Supplies.
Releasing air from tires is easy if you do it using tools. It will not only save your time but also ensure fast and pro-level results. Here is some idea on the tool to release air from tire –
- Pressure Grunge.
- Screwdriver, Needle-nose Pliers, Or Nail.
Step 2: Measure Tires Pressure
In this step, you have to pick the pressure grunge and use it on 4 tires to test out the pressure level. Keep in mind that truck all tires have a specific PSI level (30 – 35 PSI on most cars) which is mentioned in the user manual.
So, check that before deflating or doing changes. If you don’t know how to measure the tires pressure, here’s the method:
- Detach the plastic cap from the air valve.
- Take pressure grunge that is cordless and mess-free like the AstroAI Digital Tire Pressure Gauge.
- Insert the pressure grunge tip on the valve and wait for a couple of seconds.
- It’ll show some digits on the LED indicating the pressure level in PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch).
Step 3: Deflate Your Car’s Tires.
After reading the pressure level on the pressure grunge, fix the pressure limit if you want to deflate a little. Here’s what you need to do –
- Insert a screwdriver, needle-nose plier, or long nail to put pressure on the valve metal pin.
- Continue doing it for 2 minutes. Then, check the PSI using the pressure grunge. If needed, again deflate some air from the tire using the same tool.
- Then, flatten the other 3 tires as you have done before.
In case you want to let out air completely, then follow the given method without skipping a step –
- Insert jacks under the truck and lift them on the front and back tire side.
- Grab the needle-nose pliers and insert them directly into the metal pin (inside the air valve).
- Hold it via the same tool and twist it to the left side. It’ll ensure fast deflation.
- If you don’t this tool, use a screwdriver and unscrew the core to let the air out quickly.
- Wait for the tire to fully deflate.
- After that, screw in the core or twist the metal pin to the right side.
- Insert the valve cap back in its place.
- Continue the above steps to deflate the other tires.
The procedure of how to deflate tires without damaging them is pretty straightforward which would take around 20 to 40 minutes to complete.
Be sure to turn off your truck and place it in a level area before doing the above methods. The rough and jaggy locations are bad for deflating the tires.
Now that it’s all clear to you, try the above technique based on your situation and hope you get satisfying results. I’ll Catch You On Next Guide!