Before you can measure your tires’ air pressure, you need to know the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pounds per square inch (PSI) reading. This can be located in your driver’s manual. Your tires at their correct PSI will also be more fuel efficient, helping you save gas.
Note : Your front tires may require a different PSI reading than the rear tires.
- A digital gauge will give you the most accurate reading.
- First, unscrew the valve stem cap from the valve stem.
- Press the air pressure gauge evenly onto the valve stem and record the readings displayed on the gauges. If you are using a standard tire pressure gauge, take note of the reading on the PSI pencil ruler.
- If the reading is the same as the manual’s specifications, replace the valve stem cap and move on to the next tire.
Tires perform most effectively when at their correct PSI, so be sure to repeat this process once a month. Depending on where you live, you may experience frequent changing temperature, which causes your tires to experience a fluctuation in air pressure. The summer heat and winter cold are the two seasons that have the biggest effect on tire pressure. The last thing you need is a tire blowout, so be sure to check your tires as frequently as you can!
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