Check your tire pressure before you head out for the holiday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- If you haven’t left for the Memorial Day weekend yet, we have some last minute tips when it come to your tire pressure. It is a task easier said than done, but one pe… WANE, an automotive service shop in Fort WAYNE, Ind., has shared some last minute tips to keep in mind when preparing for the holiday weekend. These include checking your tire pressure gauge on Amazon, or checking local auto repair shops or tire shops for free. If your vehicle has a psi of 30 and the tire gauge reads 25, it can cause tire wear and affect fuel mileage negatively. WANE 15 shows you how to check a vehicle's tire pressure and other tire safety tips in the video above.
Published : 2 weeks ago by Taylor King in
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- If you haven’t left for the Memorial Day weekend yet, we have some last minute tips when it come to your tire pressure. It is a task easier said than done, but one people often forget. Not being aware of where your tire pressure is can lead to an expensive end to the holiday weekend.
First, you need a tire pressure gauge you can purchase one on Amazon for a relatively good price. Or check you local auto repair shop or tire shop to see if they check tire pressures for free.
Then you will need to check to see where your tire psi is located. Every vehicle is different some are located in the inside of the drivers side door where other advanced vehicles have the psi located in the gas cap. If you can’t find them in either of those places, they will always be in the owners manual.
Next, simply press down on where your tire valve is and see where your psi lands. For example, if your vehicle has a psi of 30 and the tire gauge reads 25, you may need a small amount of air in your tires. If you don’t check your tire pressure, this can happen.
“It can cause tire wear and it will affect fuel mileage negatively so you always want to go with the recommended manufactured pressure,” said Steve Newman, service manager for Fox&Fox Automotive Service Shop.
You can watch WANE 15 check a vehicles tire pressure in the video above.
Here are tire safety tips to keep in mind next time you travel.