Video:How to Check Car Tire Air Pressurewith Barbara Terry
Air pressure is just one important thing to check periodically in your car's tire maintenance. Learn how to maintain and check your car tires for optimal performance, longevity, and safety.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Check Car Tire Air PressureHi. I'm Barbara Terry for About.com Autos. Today there are so many gadgets available to check the air in your tire; I like to refer to the old $2.00 special that can be picked up at most stores.
Check the Car Tire Air PressureTo determine the proper air pressure that needs to be in your tires, you will need to refer to the sidewall of the tire, or the manufacturer of the tire, also. Most tire stores can offer you assistance to determine the proper and correct tire air pressure.
Add Air to Car TiresSimply place the tire gauge onto the tire stem, allow for a reading and then you will be able to determine how much air is needed if any. Add air then recheck.
Car Tire TreadsTo check the condition of the tires, you can stick your finger in the tread to make sure that you have plenty of tread left or a cute trick of the trade is to use a penny - stick it upside down and you really should not be able to see any of Lincolns head. Remember to check all 4 tires.
Car Tire MaintenanceTo get the most life out of your tires and the smoothest ride possible have your tires rotated and high-speed balanced every 5000 miles.
Car Tire Life SpanRemember that most tires have a life of anywhere from 40 to 60 thousand miles so replace the tires on a timely basis to insure a safe ride for you and your family. Also check or have your spare tire checked about every 6 months, you do not want to be stranded somewhere without a spare tire that is in good condition.
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