How to Check Tire Pressure with a Digital Tire Gauge

Check car tire pressure regularly to save money on gas and wear on your tires after you learn how to use a tire gauge.

Watch and learn the correct way to check tire pressure with a digital gauge. You’ll find out how often you should be checking your car tire pressure and when is the best time to check it. Digital gauges are inexpensive and easy to use. Once you learn how to check you car tire pressure, keep the tires properly inflated and you’ll get better gas mileage and your tires will last longer.

Steps to Checking Tire Pressure

Even if your car has a tire pressure sensor, they often don’t have to light the light on your dash until the tires are 25% low. That can be as low as 8 pounds off, so its worth checking the pressure of your tires every few weeks. Here is how:

  1. Find the recommended tire pressure on the label inside the driver’s door or on the door pillar
  2. Remove the cap and keep it in safe location so as not lose it (sometimes the caps are the sensors for the car, so you will need it!)
  3. Use a digital tire pressure checker for more accuracy compared to the old mechanical ones
  4. Check tire pressure in the morning of before driving more than 5 miles
  5. Center the gauge over the valve stem and push on in one quick motion, then release
  6. Fill the tire with air to the recommended tire pressure indicated inside the car