How to Adjust Your Tyre Pressure
Tyre pressure can affect your car’s handling and fuel efficiency, so it needs to be right. Here’s how to adjust the pressures correctly:
- First, make sure your handbrake’s on and the ignition’s off.
- Inside your door frame, a chart shows the correct tyre pressures: they’re marked in PSI and BAR.
- Unscrew the dust caps. And keep them somewhere safe!
- Use a foot pump to inflate your tyres, or use an air pump machine at a petrol station.
- TOP TIP: With some machines, you adjust the pressure. Others inflate your tyres automatically when you set the PSI or BAR number.
- Got a spare tyre? Then it’s worth checking that, too.
- When you’re finished, don’t forget to screw all your dust caps back on securely.
IMPORTANT: Your car may be equipped with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. But this is not a substitute for manually checking tyre pressures. You should periodically check tyre pressures using a pressure gauge. Failure to correctly maintain tyre pressures could increase the risk of tyre failure, loss of control, vehicle rollover and personal injury.