Is your tire pressure light on, but you don’t know what to do? Well, there’s no reason to go to a mechanic—just check and inflate your own tires! Here are some tips to help you learn how to check and inflate your tires:
Get a tire gauge. In order to check your tire pressure, you’ll need a tire pressure gauge. You can find one for about $5, depending on whether or not you want a digital gauge, at your local auto parts store
Know your recommended tire pressure. You can usually find the recommended tire pressure for your car on the driver’s side door or you can check your owner’s manual.
Get an air source. You can go to a gas station and pay a few cents to fill up your tires there, or you can buy yourself a portable air compressor to fill up at home.
Wait until your tires are cool. Once you have your equipment ready and you’ve found the right tire pressure for your car, make sure the car is on flat ground and the tires are cool.
Fill your tires. Take the valve cap off and fill the tire if the pressure is low, or alternatively you can use a tool to press on the pin inside the valve to bleed air if you find that the pressure is too high.