How To Check Tire Pressure

Here are five simple steps to checking tire pressure:

  1. Make sure your tires are cold and haven't been driven in several hours1
  2. Check manufacturer's recommended tire pressure on the door placard
  3. Record the PSI for each tire
  4. Check tire pressure with an accurate gauge
  5. Fill to recommended PSI

1 Source DMV.org

How Often To Check Tire Pressure

When it’s important to check your tire pressure:

  • Every 3000 mi./4,500 km to keep your vehicle driving smoothly and evenly, and therefore using gas more efficiently
  • If you don’t use your car frequently, try checking your tire pressure every month
  • Before any long trips
  • During temperature shifts of 10 degrees or more

Tire Pressure (TPMS) Light Remains Lit - What does it mean?

Your dash TPMS light comes on when your tire pressure becomes too low or too high. When this happens, you should pull over and gauge all your tires to determine which tires are improperly inflated. Add or remove air accordingly until your tire has reached the manufacturer’s recommended level. If the problem repeats itself, bring it in to a service professional.