How to Check Your Tyre Pressure

Tyre pressure can affect your car’s handling and fuel efficiency. So it needs to be right. This is how to check it:

  • First, make sure your handbrake’s on and the ignition’s off.
  • Give the tyres around three hours to cool. It gives a more accurate reading.
  • Inside your door frame, a chart shows the correct tyre pressures: they’re marked in PSI and BAR. 
  • Get yourself a tyre pressure gauge. There are manual and digital ones. 
  • Unscrew the dust caps on your tyres. And keep them somewhere safe! 
  • Press the gauge onto the valve and you’ll hear a little hiss of air.
  • The number shows the pressure.
  • TOP TIP: Tyres at the wrong pressure will wear out faster. They’re also less safe. So check them regularly.
  • Got a spare tyre? 
  • Then it’s worth checking that, too. 
  • Finally, don’t forget to screw all your dust caps back on. 

For further information, please see your owner's manual or local Ford dealership. 


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