Q: How do you add air to the tires?

asked by on December 15, 2015

How do you add air to the tires?

Keeping an eye on your tire pressure is only half the equation – you have to be able to add air when they get low. If you’ve never aired up your tires before, don’t worry. It’s not particularly complicated. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Check the tire pressure with an accurate gauge.

  2. If the pressure is below the specified rating on the driver side door placard, add air.

  3. Remove the valve stem cap.

  4. Press the inflator to the top of the valve stem.

  5. Make sure no air is escaping.

  6. Add air.

  7. Check the air pressure and make sure it’s correct.

  8. Let air out if necessary (press the inflator slightly into the valve stem and you’ll hear air hissing out).

  9. Check the air pressure again.

  10. Replace the valve stem cap.

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