Your tire pressure is a vital part of your automobile safety. Not only can low pressure lead to emergency situations like hydroplaning or skidding, and perhaps cause an accident, but incorrect tire pressure can cause your tires to wear out faster and even cause a blowout, endangering you and other drivers. And proper tire pressure will increase your tire wear and gas mileage, saving you money and providing you with peace of mind.
If you drive one of the new cars, you have one of those pressure warning signs on your dash. But the problem is that when the light comes on, you never know which tire is low! Fortunately, there's a new, inexpensive product on the market that will allow you to see at a glance whether your tires need air, and which tire may be low.
This product is a set of tire pressure valve stem caps, and this handy little gadget will let you know at a glance how your tire pressure is on each tire. These caps are designed as replacements for your current valve stem caps, and an indicator will let you know whether your tires need inflating--green means they are okay, half green means they are starting to need air, and no green visible means that they need air now!
It is vital that you install these caps correctly--otherwise they may tleak and may cause damage to your valve stem. To install these caps, hold your valve stem with one hand, and use your other hand to tighten the cap onto the valve stem. Check to make sure the caps are on securely by putting on a little bit of soapy water where the cap meets the stem to check for leaks. If you're in doubt, a mechanic will probably put them on for you and check for leaks for free or a very minimal cost. Even if your mechanic charges you, the peace of mind and increased safety you will have will be well worth it.
To use the caps, simply get in the habit of walking around your car every day and check the caps. You will know in seconds if you need air in one or more of your tires, and you will be able to drive with complete peace of mind.
These caps come in both 32 psi and 36 psi sizes, so if you decide to order them, make sure you get the correct size for your recommended tire pressure (most cars use 32 psi--larger vehicles use 36 psi).
These tire pressure valve stem caps are ideal for people who are not mechanically inclined, or who have limited experience with cars and driving, especially young drivers or seniors. Often teenagers and seniors forget to check the pressure of their tires before beginning to drive, and this way they can easily get in the habit of checking and making sure they are safe to drive.
This simple little change costs very little, takes only a few minutes to install, and requires so little time and effort, and yet these tire pressure valve stem caps could easily save your life or the life of someone you love. I think it's a very worthwhile investment to ensure your safety.