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HOW TO CHECK THE TYRE PRESSURE OF YOUR VEHICLE 

Checking your vehicles tyre pressure is as easy as 1, 2, 3...​ 

1. Find out the correct pressure

2. Attach a pressure gauge

Once you have found out the correct pressure for your tyres, you can measure your current tyre pressure levels by attaching a tyre pressure gauge. Just unscrew the dust cap and attached the tyre pressure gauge to the valve. The gauge will then measure your tyres pressure. Repeat this for all of your vehicle's tyres.

3. What to do if the pressure was not correct 

If your tyre pressure is higher than the manufacturer recommend you can deflate your tyres slightly. To do this all you need to do is press down on the inside of the valve when the dust cap is off, this will let out a small amount of air. Once you have let out enough air replace the dust cap. 

If your tyre pressure is too low you can inflate your tyre at home, using an electric pump or a foot pump. If you do not have access to your own pump, you will find facilities at most petrol stations to inflate your tyres to the correct pressure.

Why is checking your tyre pressure so important?

Making sure that you have the correct tyre pressure in all of your tyres is important for a number of reasons but the two main reasons are for safety and efficiency. If your tyres are under-inflated this could decrease your grip on the road, meaning that accidents are more likely to happen. Your car will also use more fuel with under inflated tyres, which will mean that you have to fill up more often - costing you more money in fuel!

You should aim to check your tyre pressure at least once a month and before long car journeys. If you have a spare tyre, don't forget to check this at the same time. To get the most accurate results you should check your tyre pressure when your tyres are cold.

If you would like more guidance on Tyre Pressure or any other vehicle maintenance information, contact your nearest Furrows dealership here.