Backyard Chats

Tire Pressure
July 20, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Auto

Keeping your vehicle’s tires properly inflated is important both as a safety issue and for fuel efficiency. Have your tires checked routinely by an auto service professional or you can do it yourself.  Don’t rely on just a visual check. Testing the tire’s air pressure or requires a tire gauge. The recommended air pressure or “psi”  is usually listed on a sticker on the driver’s door jamb, in the glove compartment or listed in the owner’s manual. Be sure to test the tires when they are “cold” meaning they have not been driven. For a small fee, most gas stations have self-service air pumps for filling your tires. If you should notice a continuous loss of air pressure, have the tires checked for leaks as soon as possible. Be sure to include your spare tire in those routine checks.

The following video from  provides visual instruction.


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