Adjusting tire pressure is a simple procedure but an important one. Correct tire pressure isn’t just easier on the engine and improves gas mileage it’s also a safety issue. Correctly inflated tires are really important for handling and braking performance.
By the end of this video, you’ll know how to locate your vehicle’s tire specification, how to attach and read a tire gauge, how to add air and remove air.
Trunk Tools You Hope You Don’t Ever Need
Here you’ll find a few tools for the trunk, you know, emergency-type kit you like to have but hope not to use. To see the full list of recommended trunk tools, check out the Trunk essentials page.
Below you’ll find Slime, a leading supplier of quality emergency tire repair kit. The kit includes Slime tire sealer and a pump that runs from your vehicle’s 12 v powerPoint. It’s conveniently delivered to your door by Amazon.com. Picture links out to Amazon.com.
Below you’ll find a four-valve kit with a valve key tool by Slime a top tire repair supplier. Of course, it’s conveniently delivered to your door by Amazon.com. Picture links out to Amazon.com.
Below you’ll find a DeWalt impact wrench. Surely we won’t need this to change a valve? No, this is part of that MacGyver trunk wish list. Picture links out to Amazon.com.
Below you’ll find an off-road solution to lifting your vehicle. In true MacGyver style, you can use the fumes from the car exhaust to inflate the bag and lift the car, an ingenious solution. Picture links out to Amazon.
Below you’ll find XOOL emergency breakdown warning triangle. It includes high visibility vests and gloves. Picture links out to Amazon.com.
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John Cunningham is an Automotive Technician and writer on Rustyautos.com. He’s been a mechanic for over twenty-five years and has worked for GM, Volvo, Volkswagen, Land Rover, and Jaguar dealerships.
John uses his know-how and experience to write fluff-free articles that help fellow gearheads with all aspects of vehicle ownership, including maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.