How do I check my tyre pressure?
Maintaining the correct tyre pressure is essential if you want to maximise the longevity of your tyres. If you do not maintain your tyres at the correct pressure, you may experience reduced grip and longer braking distances. You may also damage your tyres.
Checking your tyre pressure is quick and easy – all you need is a tyre pressure gauge.
To test your tyre pressure, simply take off the dust cap on the valve, attach the pressure gauge to it and take note of the resulting measurement.
The correct pressure for your tyres will depend on the make and model of your vehicle. You should be able to find the recommended pressures for your vehicle in your owners manual and/or on the vehicle itself, for example, on the inside of the petrol cap. You may notice that there are two sets of pressures for your vehicle: those for normal driving conditions and those for loaded vehicle conditions.
If your tyre is under-inflated, inflate it using an air pump, while if it is over-inflated, release some air while the dust cap is off.