The weather is going to take a turn for the colder soon, and that can mean a big decrease in your tire pressure. Cold makes the air in tires shrink, so it’s important throughout fall and winter to consistently check the pressure and add air when necessary. Just follow this easy guide on how to refill tires.
Buy a pressure gauge if you don’t already have them—they can run pretty cheap, so you don’t have to worry about cost. Check your pressure every couple of weeks and check your owner’s manual for the right psi for your car’s tires.
If your pressure is low, adding air is a simple process. Whether you have an air hose at home or need to run to the gas station, it won’t take more than a few minutes. If you have to go to the gas station, bring quarters to pay for the air. Make sure you bring enough to fill up all the tires you need to do.
You fill tires the same way you check the pressure—take the cap off the valve stem and press the tip of the hose into it. If you can hear air leaking out, you haven’t connected the hose to the valve stem correctly. Remove the hose periodically to check the pressure. If it gets too high at any point, just let a little out. Repeat with all the tires that are low on air, and you’re done!
Don’t forget to schedule your service appointment with us for any other service needs!