We recommend you check your tyre pressures once a month. Simply pop into your local service station and:
- Unscrew the cap on the air valve of your tyre.
- Push your tyre pressure gauge firmly onto the tyre valve.
- Look at the pressure reading on the gauge.
- If the reading is low, attach the air hose to the tyre valve and increase the pressure to the correct level, rechecking with your own gauge if necessary.
- Screw the cap back onto the tyre air valve.
So, what’s the magic number? Well, most car manufacturers suggest every six months to a year or every 10,000kms, whichever comes first. But keep in mind, this is just for an average vehicle. Cars that perform more heavy duty tasks are advised to have more frequent services. Plus, if you drive an older car, it might be worth booking in a little earlier and keeping a close eye on your odometer. Good mechanical repairers should look at your car and individually diagnose it (just like if it were a person going to the doctor - everyone’s different!).