Most people know they should check their tire pressure regularly. But how many people actually do it? In the spirit of keeping an eye on your air, we’ve put together this list of 5 quick tips to help you pay a little TLC to your PSI. Don't go flat! Stay safe with these tire pressure and inflation tips:
Tire Inflation Tip No. 1
Pssssst! Your vehicle's tires are leaking! They can lose as much as 2 PSI of pressure every month. Be sure to check them monthly!
Tire Inflation Tip No. 2
Want a good reason to check your tire pressure? Money. Tires that are underinflated by 6 PSI can decrease your fuel economy by 3-4%.
Tire Inflation Tip No. 3
Checking tire pressure? Check your tires, too. If you see bubbles, chips, cuts, cracks, or bulges, have the tire checking out by a certified professional.
Tire Inflation Tip No. 4
Don't trust the gauge at the gas station. 20% of gas station gauges are inaccurate, according to the NHTSA. Buy a pressure gauge and keep it in your car!
Tire Inflation Tip No. 5
Where to find your vehicle's recommended tire pressure. It's on a sticker that's usually on the driver's side door jamb (not on the side of the tire!).