Low tire pressure is an easy thing to fix, but if left unchecked, it can severely affect your car’s ability to maintain traction with the road. Especially in the coming fall and winter months, it’s important to know how to refill your tires so that you can be as safe as possible when driving on slick roads.
First, you need to check your tire pressure using a pressure gauge. Find the air valve inside the rim and insert your pressure gauge into the valve. If the gauge shows that tire pressure is lower than your car’s manual suggests, it’s time to add air.
The easiest way to do this is to go to a gas station. Many gas stations have an air compressor where you can put air in your tires for as little as 25 cents. Automatic and manual air compressors are available at some stores, but the price and labor may not be worth it.
To fill your tire, simply press the tip of the air compressor into the air valve and wait until the pressure readings have risen to the correct levels. Don’t forget to recap the air valve!
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