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How Do I Check My Tire Pressure?

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Checking air pressure on your tires is part of basic car maintenance. Check your tires once a week and before any long trips. You may use a tire pressure gauge to measure accurately, or just look closely to see that they are inflated properly and aligned correctly. You may fill air in your tires by going to the nearest gas station. If you need further information on how to check the tire pressure on your vehicle, consider looking at the in depth article.

Check air pressure when your tires are cool, before driving or with minimal driving. Use the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle’s manufacturer, not the maximum pressure inscribed on the tire’s sidewall. Your owner’s manual will have this information.

  • Avoid over-inflating the tire by using the air hose to add air in short bursts.
  • Check the pressure after each burst with your tire gauge.
  • If you add too much air, let some air escape by loosening the tire valve.
  • Keep checking the pressure until you get it right.
  • Sometimes it takes several attempts to get the air pressure right. Be patient!

To ensure you have a stable and reliable car, have a certified mechanic inspect and fill your tires to the proper pressure to reduce further complications with your vehicle.

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