CHECK YOUR TIRES RIGHT NOW!
Did you know that one of the best things you can do for your vehicle is to check your tire pressure at least once a month? That and checking your oil monthly are two things you need to master. This blog will cover the tire pressure (and tread) aspect of this, so if you don’t know how to do it then this is the blog for you to read this week.
First of all, you should own a tire pressure gauge. This is relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at any auto parts store. To use it, unscrew the cap of the valve stem, attach the gauge, and then check the pressure. How do you know if it’s right? The pressure will be in your owner’s manual, on the sticker inside the driver’s side door jamb, or even on the tires themselves. Make sure when you’re done you put the cap back on.
To check your tire tread, you will need a penny – that’s it. Put the penny into your tire tread with Lincoln’s head facing directly down. If you can see the top of his head, you need to replace your tires as soon as possible. If you can’t see the top of his head, the lower the tread is, the sooner you’ll need to replace your tires.