Being a new car owner leaves you with a lot of responsibilities. For example, it is beneficial to understand how to check your tire pressure. Here’s how to know when your tires need pressure.

When Should I Check Tire Pressure?

Monitor the air pressure in your tires every month. If you don’t, it may result in flat tires. Tire pressure varies 1-2 pounds per square inch. Don’t let the tires fool you when they look fine. It is essential to check pressure at all times.

Tires are the feet of the car and you’d be nothing without them.

Checking Your Tire Pressure

  • Step 1: Start by removing the cap to the air gauge, and press it against the open valve for a couple of seconds. Do you a hissing noise?
  • Step 2: Take a look at the air pressure gauge. Dial points to the pressure or a bar reflect the pressure by how far it was pushed out. For a digital tire gauge, the pressure number appears onscreen.
  • Step 3: Replace the cap to the air valve.
  • Step 4: Repeat process for each tire.

How to Inflate Your Tires on Your Own

Being able to inflate your tires is important if the workers are busy. Park near an air compressor and proceed to remove the cap. Then, press the hose nozzle down. Airflow automatically. Air flows through the hose into the tires. Once you release the inflation lever, check the air pressure after releasing the hose.

Keep repeating with each tire. Make sure that you have the right psi in each tire. Once the tires have been inflated, replace the valve cap. It’s respectful to leave everything the way it was. Gas stations are doing you a favor to help with cars.