Tyres are the only connecting your car has to the road and maintaining them is therefore very important. You should check your tyre pressure regularly, about every two weeks. Especially if you’re going away for a road trip, need to tow something or change the load in your car having the right tyre pressure is very important.
Driving with the right tyre pressure ensures good handling, steering and safety, as well as comfort, extended tyre life and optimal fuel economy. The easiest way to check your tyre pressure is when you’re refuelling. Most service stations have air pumps you can use (for free). Make sure you do this before going for a drive though, because the recommended manufacturers tyre pressure is meant for cold tyres. If you want to check your tyre pressure on the road you can add 2psi to account for the increase in temperature and pressure.
Check out the video below for an easy 5 step instruction on how to check your tyre pressure:
Don’t forget to also check your spare tyre. It’s of no use if it’s flat!
If you’re still unsure, the expert service team at Motorama can give you all the ins and outs of tyre pressure. We of course make sure to check your tyre pressure as well during your scheduled service.
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