Your cars’ tire pressure is possibly the most important thing on your car to check during your monthly car care routine. Tire air pressure is critical in saving fuel, saving money and saving lives. If you are preparing to take a long trip, you should take your car to a local car repair shop and have the tire pressure checked very accurately. Car mechanics have the precise equipment to check the pressure very accurately as well as the mechanics can set your tires’ air pressure to the amount required for your specific car and tire size.
For checking the tire pressure monthly, or whenever they appear to be low, you will need a pressure gauge. This can be digital or standard. A digital gauge is slightly more expensive but can work just as well as the standard gauge. Pressure gauges read and measure the pounds per square inch. You can purchase a tire gauge at a car repair and parts shop. First thing, you will need to know the amount of pressure your car tires’ should have. The experts at the car repair and parts shop can help you to determine this, or look inside on your cars’ door jamb, there may be a sticker placed there with the information.
After you know the correct amount of tire pressure your tires should have, you can begin to check the pressure that is in them. It’s best to check the pressure when the tires are cold.
Checking Tire Pressure Step by Step
Checking your car tire pressure is not as difficult as it appears to be, in fact over time you will become accurate with adding and releasing air pressure very quickly. But checking the tire pressure is essential in your monthly car care routine.