A football must have an air pressure of between 8.5 and 15.6 PSI. Footballs are pumped up to make them travel efficiently. It's the same for cars, so drive to your nearest garage and check to see if your tyres need air.
What difference does it make?
Properly pumped up tyres can save you between 5% and 10% in fuel spend and help lower your carbon footprint. Win!
This activity lowers your carbon footprint by:
7.1 KG CO₂
What do you need?
- Air compressor at your local petrol station
Step by step
Check your car manual to find out the recommended tyre pressure for your car. This might also be on the door of the passenger side or in the door of the fuel tank flap.
Head to your closest petrol station. Most have free or cheap-to-use air compressors.
Fill your tyres up to their recommended air pressure and enjoy a cheaper drive home!
That's great! If you're cycling check your tyres for fun and send us a photo of that instead.
Unless the pressure is very low, it's hard to determine it visually. You'll need to check using the air pressure gauge at the petrol station and looking in your car manual for the correct pressure.