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Q: How Do I Check My Tire Pressure?

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How do I check my tire pressure?

A: Before you check your tire pressure, make s...

Before you check your tire pressure, make sure your tires are cool and find out how much pressure your tires should have. You can refer to the side of the tire or the owner’s manual for the ideal psi (pounds per square inch). Then, remove the cap on the valve stem and press the gauge firmly onto the valve to get a pressure reading on your tire. Make sure it is aligned evenly. Read the psi number on the gauge and add or remove air as necessary. Any reading within 5 PSI of the ideal tire pressure is acceptable. Replace the cap on the valve stem to keep debris out of the valve stem. Check your tire pressure monthly to increase your tires’ life.

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