In order to prevent unnecessary tire failure, it’s important to ensure you’re driving with proper amount of pressure in all 4 tires. Vehicle manufacturers are the ones that dictate the necessary PSI for your vehicle, this information is typically found on the driver’s side door or fuel door cap. If you can’t find it there, check your owner’s manual.
If you do not have a tire gauge at home, you’ll need to drive to a nearby gas station, car wash or auto repair shop. It’s important to mention that if you’re driving somewhere to check your tire pressure, you’ll need to wait for the tire’s to cool off, even if you have only driven one mile. Hot tires can distort actual tire pressure.
Routinely checking tire pressure will help to keep you and your family safe, as well as other driver’s on the road. Keep in mind that tire air pressure tends to increase in warmer weather, while it decreases in colder weather. The adjustment is about 1 to 2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change.