How To Check Your Tyre Pressure

A handy guide to checking your tyre pressure.

Tyre Pressure. Helps save fuel. Makes tyres last longer. Before checking your tyre pressure. Park your car on a level surface, engine off, handbrake on.

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As part of our ‘Car How To’ video series, the team at Swinton have created a handy guide to checking your tyre pressure.

Tyre pressure. Helps save fuel. Makes tyres last longer.

Before checking your tyre pressure

Park your car on a level surface, engine off, handbrake on.

First, you need to know what pressure measurement your tyres are using. It can be in PSI or BAR.

You can find out your vehicles’ recommended pressure by doing one of three things

Checking your vehicle manual…

Looking inside the petrol cap…

Or checking inside the driver’s door.

You should check your tyre pressure for normal and heavy loads.

Once you’ve got that sorted, you can see if the pressure is right. You’ll need a pressure gauge.

You can buy a pressure gauge to suit your budget online or at most garages or specialist car parts retailers:

Checking your tyre pressure

Check pressure when tyres are cold, warm tyres can give a less accurate reading.

Just remove the dust cap from the valve in your valve, fix on the gauge and get the reading. Easy.

If your tyres are underinflated, just add a little air and check again.

If your tyres are overinflated, just release a little bit of air. Check the pressure until you’ve got it right.

Repeat for each tyre and replace the valve when you have finished.

That’s the tyre pressure sorted. But if you need any more tips from our ‘Car How To’ series visit www.swinton.co.uk/car-insurance/guides/swinton-car-tv/

Disclaimer

Our “Car How To” videos bring you handy hints which we hope will save you time and money, but please remember, this video is a general one and may not be suitable for your specific purpose. This video is not intended as a substitute for professional help or guidance, always speak to a trained professional and where applicable, always consult manufacturer’s handbook.

Reference

http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/learn-share/care-guide/tyre-pressures

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