The valve stem is used to keep air in the tire. They have a pin in the center which, after being frustrated to allow air to enter the chamber, pops up and keeps the air in.
There are three types of tire valves: rubber snap-in, high-pressure snap-in and high-pressure metal clamp-in. It depends on the car tire inflation pressure and the wheel design.
As for the type of wheel, the valve can be fitted with the wheel in any position from horizontal to vertical. However, many use the horizontal valve alignment method.
All valve cores have a sealing feature attached to a fixed, spring-loaded pin. When the tire swells, it allows air to pass through. If this stem becomes loose, it will leak into the tire. So the valve stem should be tightened more. Today we will learn about how to easily tighten tire valve stem.
How to Tighten a Tire Valve Stem-Right Tips
- First you need to rotate the valve stem with your finger. You need to turn it clockwise as far as possible.
- Then while holding the valve stem, the valve tool should be rotated clockwise towards the top of the valve stem. This will connect the valve tool to the valve stem.
- You must hold the valve tool clockwise until the stem is tightened.
- The valve stem should be held and the valve tool should be rotated counterclockwise to remove the tool from the stem.
You also need to know how much tight the valve stem should be. Valve cores should basically be tightened between 2- and 5-inch pounds. Tires may leak if the stem becomes loose.
If moisture accumulates inside the valve stem it can cause air loss or a flat tire. The rubber components of the valve can dry out and crack over time. This can cause the tire valve to break.