How often to check tire pressure
Tires are an integral part of your vehicle, connecting you to the road and moving you forward. That’s why maintaining and taking good care of your tires can help the overall health and longevity of your vehicle! Learn how often you should check your tire pressure and how to do that here!
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How often do I need to check my tire pressure?
You should be checking your tire pressure at least once every month when your tires are cold. There are instances when checking your tire pressure more often can be beneficial, like any time you run over a sharp or unknown object, if you run over a curb, and whenever there are large fluctuations in the weather (like those spring and fall days where the mornings are chilly but it heats up quite a bit during the day!). Temperature can cause your tire pressure to fluctuate, which is why the most accurate readings come when you haven’t just driven on your tires and they are cold. You can typically find your vehicle’s recommended PSI in your owner’s manual or on the driver’s side door.
How do I check my tire pressure?
Checking your tire pressure is a relatively simple process. Using a tire gauge, complete the following steps:
- Remove the air valve cap and put in a safe place
- Push the tire gauge into the air valve stem
- Read the number that appears and compare it with the recommended PSI for your vehicle
- Add or remove air based on your comparison
- Replace the air valve cap