After one of my recent talks, the majority of the questions from the ladies in the audience were about tyres and tyre pressures.
When I started out 4WDing the mysterious world of tyres was one of my biggest fears. I didn’t understand tyre pressures and I had no clue how to change a tyre or how to inflate or deflate one. I found myself on a 4WD training course being asked to change a tyre and almost dissolving into tears when I firstly couldn’t locate the tyre changing equipment, then couldn’t budge a single nut loose and finally had no idea how to inflate the newly fitted tyre to an undetermined ‘psi’.
Learning how to use tyre pressures to help you master various terrains is essential. But how can you manage your tyre pressures if you don’t know what pressure they are at in the first place?
Below are three simple tools I now use to manage my tyre pressures:
pressure gauge (for measuring the pressure in the tyre)
Tyre Pressure Monitors (for monitoring pressures while I am driving)
Compressor (for putting air into the tyres)
Tyre Pressure Gauge
Tyre Dog Tyre Pressure Monitors
Now you’ve got the gear…we can talk ideal tyre pressures in another blog.