So, how is it that I made it for half-a-century without owning my own tire gauge? Until last year, there was a full-service gas station that would graciously check my tires after a fill-up. Now, it is sadly closed. My Prius has a little sensor that tells me when my tires are not just right. I dread when that little light pops on. It seems like a major ordeal to find a shop or mechanic that will check them for me. Last week, I drove around the entire week with the tire light shining – nervous each time I glanced down.
I know it’s silly; but, it’s times like these I yearn for a man around the house.
Now, I am the proud owner of my very own tire gauge. I can’t tell you how empowered I felt when I pulled up to the free air dispenser at my local gas station, whipped out my tool, and filled up my own tires. You should have seen the looks (and heard the calls) from the cowboys in pick-up trucks.
Yes indeed, a girl needs a good tool.
P.S.: Did you know that you get approximately 4% better gas mileage with properly inflated tires?