Check Your Tyre Pressure

Tips and advice on tyres from Motorvation

Checking your vehicles tyre pressure is a relatively simple procedure that you can carry out from home in just a couple of minutes.

How do I check tyre pressure?

The best way to check your tyre pressure is by using a good-quality, accurate tyre pressure gauge. Here’s how to do it step-by-step:

1. Check your recommended PSI

  • Check the manufacturer’s recommended PSI before you start so you’ll know if any tyres are under (or over) inflated.

2. Remove the valve cap and insert the pressure gauge

  • Remove the valve cap from one tyre.
  • Press the pressure gauge onto the valve stem until the hissing sound stops and the gauge gives a reading.
  • Write down the reading for the tyre.
  • Repeat for the other tyres.

3. Let air out if necessary

  • If tyres are over-inflated, you can let air out of them.
  • Inside the valve stem is a metal pin - press this with a screwdriver to let air out.

4. Refill with air if necessary

  • If any tyres are under-inflated, use an air-compressor to refill them.
  • Press the air compressor hose onto the valve stem and fill until the right PSI (as per your car’s manufacturer) is shown on the gauge.


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