Improve vehicle handling and safety and avoid blowouts.
Improve your gas mileage by up to 3%
and get more life out of your tires.
Help protect our local coho
salmon from tire particles that shed
Checking your tire pressure is quick and easy. It’s best to check your tire pressure when your car is “cold” and
hasn’t been driven long or far. No matter where you check your tire pressure, add air right away if needed.
CHECK AT A GAS STATION
Watch this video to see how
Tires have different ideal pressures. There are two places you can find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle.
Check your owner's manual or the sticker inside the driver’s side door of your car for your vehicle’s recommended tire pressure.
Mistake the pressure listed on the tire as the ideal tire pressure. That’s the max amount of air your tire can hold.
Wait for a tire to be visibly low. It may still need air.
Wait for a tire alert symbol. That’s dangerously low.
Wait for the next routine service. Monthly is better.
Find a nearby gas or service station where you can check your tires’ air pressure and add
air, if needed—often for free!
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