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National Tire Safety Week

Pressure

Correctly inflated tires can improve your fuel economy and prevent safety issues, but the RMA says that only 15% of drivers properly check their tire pressure. Here's how:

  1. Find the recommended air pressure on your vehicle's tire information label. It's usually on the driver's doorframe or door edge, but you may also find it in your glove box or vehicle owner's manual.
  2. Check tires at least three hours after driving. The recommended pressure is cold inflation pressure. Tires heat up when you drive, which increases pressure.
  3. Check the pressure of all four tires, as well as the spare tire if your vehicle has one.
  4. Check your tire pressure every month. Tires naturally lose pressure over time, and changes in outdoor temperature affect your tire pressure too.

Checking your tire pressure only takes a few minutes each month, and doing so helps your tires last longer and even helps you save gas money.

Learn more about tire pressure.