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March 16, 2023

5 Simple DIY Steps to Check Your Tires’ PSI

Maintaining the right amount of tire pressure for your car is essential to ensuring that you stay safe on the road and that your tires last for a long time. 

Having the proper tire inflation can help prevent accelerated wearing on your tires, which can speed up the need for replacements. When your tires are underinflated, they generate high heat levels that can weaken them and cause you to lose control of your car at high speeds. 

On the other hand, overinflated tires will affect your driving performance and cause uneven wear on those tires. 

The good news is that you can regularly check your tires’ psi without having to spend a ton of money. The psi refers to the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle at its maximum load. You can check your tires’ psi yourself by following these simple steps: 

  1. Purchase a quality tire pressure gauge.

Invest in a trusted brand when buying a tire pressure gauge so you can be assured that the results are always accurate. 

  1. Perform the test when your tires are cold.

You can do this before you have driven or a few hours after the vehicle has rested. 

  1. Insert the gauge on your tire’s valve stem.

If you are using a digital-type gauge, you only need to insert it into the valve stem of the tire to perform the test. It will begin reading your tire pressure immediately. When using an old-school pencil-type tire gauge, the gauge will pop out to show the number. When you begin to hear a “psst” sound, that’s already air escaping the tire. 

  1. Check the psi numbers.

Compare the psi figure shown in the gauge to the psi that can be found on the sticker inside the driver’s door of your vehicle. If it does not have a sticker, refer to your owner’s manual. 

  1. Release or add air as needed.

If the figure shown in the gauge is higher than the recommended psi, let out some air until you reach the desired number. If it falls below, add air until it reaches the right psi. 


Use Your Unwanted Auto to Transform Lives

If you’re planning to get rid of a car that’s been sitting in your garage for ages, do it the best way possible by donating it to a charity that supports a worthy cause and one that will provide you with a rewarding giving experience. When you turn over that vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations, we’ll use it to improve the living conditions of the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your community. They are our former service members who are suffering from poverty, homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

We serve as the online vehicle donation platform of IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are fully committed to serving our nation’s underserved veterans. We sell vehicles donated to us and use the proceeds to help fund the vital life improvement programs of these nonprofits.

Our charity partners provide deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and other services meant to turn their lives around.

As a donor, you get to enjoy valuable perks, one of which is getting entitled to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. You also don’t need to pay for our pickup and towing service. We offer them for free to our donors in all parts of the United States.

Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help transform the lives of our nation’s heroes.

We take almost all types of vehicles whatever their ages or conditions. Apart from standard cars, we accept RVs, motorcycles, mopeds, boats, jet skis, golf carts, snowmobiles, company trucks, and many others. They don’t even have to be in good condition.

For more information on our vehicle donation program, visit our FAQs page. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here.


Turn Your Burden into a Blessing for Our Heroes Today!

Your old car may now be a burden to you, but it could be a blessing for the struggling veterans in your area. Show those heroes they have not been forgotten by donating that vehicle to us. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

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