Under inflation is one of the leading causes of tire failure - let's check and make sure you're safe to travel on the open road
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Before you start, make sure your tires are cold
Park and cool off your car for a while before you begin
Once your tires have cooled down, remove the valve cap from the wheel
Place your digital or analogue tire gauge over the valve. Be sure to check all 4 tires.
What you’re looking for is the air pressure, measured in PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)
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Some cars have a TPMS on board - it's designed to notify you when the tire pressure drops too low
Keep an eye out for this symbol appearing on your dash
Check your owner's manual or vehicle placecard to check the specifications
This will tell you the recommended air pressure (PSI) for your tires.
Choose the correct tire size
If your tire pressure is too low, use a pump to add more air
Measure as you go - stop once you've reached the recommended inflation level. Do not add extra air.
If your tire pressure is extremely low, visit your local Canadian Tire Service Centre to get it checked out
There’s a chance you might have a leak in your tire that should be sealed.