As a driver, you are responsible for checking your car tire pressure on a regular basis. Driving with the wrong pressure on your vehicle's tires could lead to negative consequences, including the cost of having to replace them a lot sooner. To monitor and adjust your tire pressure, you'll need a tire pressure gauge and air compressor.
What is a tire pressure gauge?
A tire pressure gauge is a specific tool that can give you the exact psi of each tire. They are cheap and easy to obtain. There are some variations between gauges, including digital tire gauges. They are more advanced and easier to read. Other pressure gauges are analog and digital. These are connected to an air compressor hose, which will allow you to inflate your tires.
What is an air compressor?
As mentioned before, air compressors are devices that help you inflate your tires. They can be found at gas stations. Additionally, you can also buy a portable one. They help your tires reach their recommended psi.
How to use the tools
Once you have familiarized yourself with the tools, you are ready to go through the process of reading and adjusting your tire pressure.
- First, you will need to locate the recommended psi for your vehicle's tires. There's usually a sticker on the driver's side door jamb that lists it.
- Remove the tire valve cap on one of your tires. They're screwed on.
- Press the tire pressure gauge onto the area. It will seal any air from leaking and read the current psi of the tire.
- If you need to fill your tires up, you will need to reach for the air compressor nozzle. Apply it onto the air valve of your car tires until the number is met.
Easy right? We hope you continue to practice this habit so that your tires can wear evenly and longer. If your tires require repair or maintenance, we welcome you to bring your vehicle to Knight Automotive today.