How to Check Your Tire Pressure

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

Tire pressure is a vital element of your vehicle health, since there are four tires on your vehicle that help control a potentially deadly multi-ton driving machine. Having the proper tire pressure and maintaining it for all your tire is extremely important for safety. It ensures that your tires are working properly and on any kind of road condition. Here are the steps and the tools you need to check and maintain your tire pressure.

Get an Air Pressure Gauge

An air pressure gauge is an absolutely essential tool to have for checking your tie pressure. Most  gauges you can purchase for under $20, are easy to use and quite accurate Digital gauges are the most precise ones and are simple to read. A great source of air for your tires are gas and service stations. Most gas stations have air available for less than a dollar.

Tire Pressure Gauge

Checking the Pressure

Your tire’s air pressure is measured by PSI (Pounds per Square Inch). To measure your tire’s PSI, place your pressure gauge on the tire’s valve stem. Open the stem and place your gauge firmly on the opening. The gauge will give a reading of air flowing from the tire and give you PSI measurement. If the PSI level are normal, you’re good to go. If they are not, add air to your tires to till they reach the correct PSI levels. You can check what the correct PSI levels for your tires are from your vehicle’s owners manual.