August 7, 2011

Checking Tyre Pressure

Tyre pressure should be checked every week or so, and definitely before a long journey. It’s something that needs doing when the tyres are cold because after a long journey the readings will be different. Your car manual will tell you what they should be for the front and back wheels of your particular model; it’s possible to buy a little pen-shaped gadget from Halfords for less than six pounds which lets you check your pressure at home.

You can check your tyre pressure at most petrol station forecourts, if they’re not what they should be, and then you’ll need to inflate your tyres. There should be a machine for doing this on the same forecourt.

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