How to check tyre pressure?

Image driving your vehicle with different tyre pressures… Doesn’t seems like the best idea isn’t it?

Well, here are a few tips on how to ensure you have the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle:

  • Firstly, check the pressure while tyres are still cold. What we mean by this is do not drive until tyres are heated up and then you should check the pressure.
  • Check tyre pressure definitions and specification for your vehicle at all times. This is normally displayed on your fuel cap or drivers door or owners manual.
  • Make sure that the tyres fitted on your vehicle correspond with the tyre size information listed on the specification manual.
  • Take note of the 1st tyre you start checking from to ensure you check all four tyres.
  • Remove the valve cap from the tyre that you start with.
  • Using a hand held pressure gauge, place the pressure gauge onto valve stem.
  • Press it firmly so as to not let air out and take note of the current air pressure.
  • Check all four tyres and adjust the air pressure accordingly if required to suit the specification.
  • Remember to check your tyre pressure every 2 – 3 weeks, even if you are not travelling for long distance or if the vehicle has been stationary for a long while.
  • For your convenience, it is best to visit your nearest garage/petrol station that has access to air pressure gauges to get your tyre pressure adjusted accordingly.