My nearest service station is 15 minutes away - how do I check my tyres when they're cold?

I live in a country village and my nearest service station is about 15 minutes drive away. I find it almost impossible to check my tyre pressure when the tyres are cold (which is what I have been recommended). Should I compensate with the pressure and, if so, how?

Asked on 24 September 2017 by Nathan

Answered by Honest John
15 minutes drive will heat the tyres sufficiently to increase pressures by about 1 PSI. 100 miles will increase them by 2 PSI. 200 miles will increase them by 3 PSI, after which the heat in the tyres and the pressures will not normally increase any further.
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