Having under-inflated tires can lead to list of problems:
➡️ Poor handling
➡️ Poor fuel economy
➡️ Premature wear
💥 Risk of a blowout
This is why checking your tire pressure on a monthly basis is SO important.
Are you unsure how to check your tire pressure? Don’t worry you are not alone - but don’t worry it very easy! We have created this 5-step guide to help you out.
STEP ONE: FIND THE RECOMMENDED TIRE PRESSURE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
Here are some of the places where you can find the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure:
✔️ On a sticker on the driver’s side door jam
✔️ In your owner’s manual
✔️The trunk lid
✔️The fuel door
The number you are looking for will look like ‘35 PST’ (pounds per square inch). This number indicates the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support the weight of your vehicle.
STEP TWO: CHECK YOUR TIRES WHEN THEY ARE COLD
The best time to check your tire pressure is when your tires are cold - first thing in the morning! If this isn’t possible make sure to check it after the vehicle has been parked for a few hours (in the shade if possible).
**if you tires are still warm from driving you will get an inaccurate reading.
STEP THREE: CHeCK TIRE PRESSURE
⓵ Remove the valve cap on the tire.
② Press the tire gauge onto the valve.
③ Wait for the pressure reading on the screen.
STEP FOUR: INFLATE TIRES AS NEEDED
Now that you have a reading from your gauge - compare it to the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure. Add just enough to achieve the recommended air pressure! If you’ve added too much, push on the metal stem in the center of the valve to release air. Check the reading again and repeat if necessary 🙂
***Don’t forget to put the valve cap back on the tire!
STEP FIVE: DON’T FORGET YOUR FIFTH TIRE 😉
💥 Make sure you check your spare tire 💥