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Checking tyre pressure

How often should it be checked, in time or milage?

I've just been and given them all a kick and they seem OK

New last year when I had the breakdown.

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Usually at least every time before you set off on a journey.

Kicking them is not a reliable way to check.

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Usually at least every time before you set off on a journey.

Kicking them is not a reliable way to chec


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I always get the grand kids to check my wheel nuts and tyre pressures on a regular basis - and you should .....
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In reality I doubt that many of us do it more than once or twice a year, despite recommendations.

It's good if you can remember to do it more frequently, but few people do. Always have a look though, a badly under inflated tyre can be spotted. That is bad advice, but it's true. Buy a pocket pressure gauge and use it, that's easiest.

Many drivers may feel or hear an under inflated tyre while others will not and will just drive on till they tyre, and sometimes even the rim, is destroyed. Doing that is expensive, a pocket gauge is not. Amazon, but make sure it has the pressure range to do your job, some don't.

This probably doesn't: www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-51536-Tyre-Pre[QUOTE=aldra;3108695]ssure-Gauge/dp/B00PC6PJF8/ref=sr_1_13?crid=PSQYH9ATHS64&dchild=1&keywords=ty re%2Bpressure%2Bgauge&qid=1597956114&sprefix=tyre% 2B%2Caps%2C191&sr=8-13&th=1

This does: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pressure-GL...s%2C191&sr=8-5
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I think we must have 4 or 5 tyre pressure gauges bought at boots for €1. We keep one in each vehicle and extras with the inflator in the shed.
As Alan says at least twice a year just before a longish trip. But as we get the cars serviced once a year the tyre pressure is always checked then as well.

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We have a couple of tyre pressure gages somewhere I will now have a look, probably one in car one in Navajo.
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Of course I have one, now I have to find out how to use it

Oh its OK the instructions are also in English
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Every time it leaves home..... when it hasn't been moved for a week or more.
I can afford 3 minutes to avert a catastrophe although I appreciate that many just haven't got that much time to spare!
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And no one has mentioned Tyre Pressure Monitors fitted to each wheel. Had mine for a while now. Brilliant and instant check. You would be very surprised how the pressure changes with different driving conditions. They are fairly standard now on most new cars I think.

Really easy to setup and fit. Those that run at 80 psi I think would get an awful shock. I always run at the correct PSI for my normal load. 51 & 55. The pressure goes up about 8 psi on average depending on ambient etc.

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