Safety out on the road is of the utmost importance, so being able to check a number of essential vehicle features is key. One of the simplest things to check for your own peace of mind is the pressure of your tyres. This quick and easy job will help your vehicle run smoothly and without issue, and also help ensure that you’re getting the best fuel economy possible. So, how do you check tyre pressure? Let us at Gates Ford provide you with all the details.
Step 1: Check the recommended PSI
Your vehicle manual will provide you with details on the recommended PSI of your tyres, so check here as a point of reference before moving on.
Step 2: Remove the valve cap and insert pressure gauge
On each of the vehicle’s tyres, you’ll clearly see a small valve that features an easy to unscrew cap. You should attach the pressure gauge onto this valve and wait until the sound of hissing stops. This will then take a reading of the tyre pressure, which you should note down and repeat with the remaining tyres.
Step 3: Deflate or inflate your tyre
Depending on the reading from the pressure gauge, you should look to inflate or deflate your tyres accordingly. To deflate, you simply need to use a screwdriver or similar to press against the metal pin found within the valve stem. To inflate, meanwhile, an air compressor should be attached to the stem until the correct level of PSI is achieved.
It takes just a few minutes to conduct a full tyre pressure check and correction, and can be completed either at home or at petrol stations which feature a suitable tyre pressure pump. You can also visit your nearest Gates Ford dealership where a member of our aftersales department will be happy to help check your pressure on your behalf.