If you own a car, you should keep a tire pressure gauge handy. Your tires are important to your safety and you should learn how to properly check their pressure and if needed, add air to your tires.
Tire pressure gauges are placed on the stem of the tire and a small button is pressed. After pressing the button the pressure gauge will read the pressure of the tires and show you what the pressure is at.
Different sized tires will require different levels of pressure. However, it’s important to note that all four tires of your vehicle should have the same amount of pressure in them.
If even one tire has a lower or higher pressure than the other three, you could feel an unusual wobble in your vehicle when you’re driving. Over the course of time, this can cause a lot of wear and tear on your tires.
The air in your tires is measured in PSI. PSI stands for pounds per square inch. In other words, your air pressure should be so many pounds per square inch of your tires.
You’ll want to learn and understand what your specific tires require for PSI. Overinflating your tires isn’t recommended and underinflated tires will show significant wear and tear on your tires.
Replacing tires isn’t cheap and you want to avoid having to do this too often. Remember that you can also have your tires rotated from one side to the other to help your tires last longer.
Most people fail to check their tire pressure however, it’s a wise idea to check your tire pressure every time you put fuel in your car.
This can help you to put it into your routine so that you never have to worry about your tires being too low or having too much pressure in them.
If you make it a part of your routine you’ll find that you don’t even think about it or stress over it. You will be at the gas station already where you can easily add air if you need more air in your tires.
If you don’t have a tire pressure gauge for your car, many gas stations have one that you can borrow. However, it’s wise to keep one of these handy little gadgets in your car at all times.
They are inexpensive and every vehicle that you own should have one of its own that is kept in the vehicle at all times.
Learning to properly maintain your tires by checking the air at regular intervals can help to maintain your tires and give them a longer life span.
You’ll appreciate how easy it is to use a tire pressure gauge once you’ve used it a few times. There are a few different types that you can buy but honestly, the more simplistic it is, the easier it is to use. You don’t need anything fancy to check your tire pressure, just a good old fashioned tire pressure gauge that works.