How To Check Tire Pressure

Here are four simple steps to checking tire pressure:

  1. Tire Cool Down. Proper tire inflation should be checked when the tires haven’t been driven on for several hours and have had time to cool down.
  2. Vehicle Manufacturer’s Recommended Tire Pressure. Check manufacturer's recommended tire pressure on the door placard.
  3. Check Tire Pressure. Check tire pressure with an accurate tire pressure gauge.
  4. Inflate to Recommended PSI. Fill to each tire with air to the recommended PSI

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

What Does it Mean When Your TPMS Light Turns On?

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light in your dashboard 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, contact a service professional. Learn more on the importance of a vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system and the TPMS Service provided at Goodyear Tire & Service Network locations.