Two Things You Need to Check Before Your Next Drive
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:49
So, you’ve heard over and over that you need to check the pressure and tread on your car’s tires regularly. But do you have any idea how to do so correctly?
First, let’s talk tire pressure:There are countless benefits to having properly-inflated tires, including safety, increased tire lifespan and better fuel economy. What more could you ask for? Some of you may say “But my car has TPMS. Do I still have to monitor my tire pressure”? Although newer cars feature Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, keep in mind that it only notifies you once your tire pressure is too low. Simply said, it’s not a substitute for regularly checking tire pressure. To learn how to check your tire pressure, watch this video or follow the instructions below:
- Obtain tire pressure gauge
- Locate and remove valve stem cap
- Insert gauge into valve stem, adjusting accordingly, so that the hissing stops
- Obtain reading and compare it to recommended PSI, which can be found in the owner’s manual or on the sticker inside your driver side door.
- Add air, if necessary
- Replace valve stem cap
- Now you’re all set! Just set a calendar reminder to check your tires every month