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Why Checking the Air Pressure is Important

by | May 14, 2014 | Auto Repair, General Car Maintenance, Road Trips, Tire Repair

Having the vehicle maintained is the most important thing you can do for the vehicle. This can help to alert you to any issues or problems that might be starting to form. Noticing an issue early can help prevent a much larger problem from forming. It can also help reduce any unnecessary breakdowns that the vehicle might have. Fixing a larger problem can also result in a costly repair bill in the future. Between visits there are some tasks you can do yourself. One is to check the tires on a regular basis. Also make sure to inspect other parts of the vehicle like the windshield wipers, battery, and fluids of the vehicle. This can help to have the vehicle run efficiently and safely. It can even help to improve the fuel efficiency and save you money at the pumps. If you ever notice an issue between visits, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible.


Why the Tires are important

The tires are one of the most important parts on the vehicle. This is also the only part that has direct contact between the vehicle and the surface of the road. With proper tires, the handling and control of the vehicle can be pleasant when you drive. If a tire needs to be replaced, this should be done as soon as you can. Ignoring the problem can lead to the other tires wearing down sooner than they should. If you notice an issue with how the tread is wearing, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the tires to see if a rotation or alignment would be needed. This can help to improve the efficiency and life of the vehicle.

Poorly Inflated tires cause problems

The tires should be inspected on a regular basis for the air pressure that is in them. This can help the rotation of them. If you are unsure how much air should be in the tires, consult the vehicle owner’s manual. This can help provide the amount of air that should be in them. Over inflated tires will have less contact with the surface of the road. This can lead to an uncomfortable ride when you drive. It could also cause faster wear to the suspension system and shocks of the vehicle. If the tires are under inflated, poor fuel mileage can be common. They will also have the risk of blowing out when you drive. The proper amount of air is always recommended. If you are not sure about the air pressure of the tires, you can also bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the tires on the vehicle and the air pressure that they have.

Do not forget to check the Spare Tire

Along with checking the tires, make sure to inspect the spare tire. This is important, but is most often forgot about. You will have to rely on the spare tire to get you to a place where the regular tire can be repaired. The air pressure and condition of the spare tire should be checked. This can help to reduce stress, time, and money if the regular tire goes flat.