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Why checking the tire’s air pressure is important

by | Dec 9, 2013 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, General Car Maintenance, Safe Driving, Tire Repair

It is recommended to check the air pressure in the tires on a regular basis. This is because proper air pressure is important to the performance, handling, and life of the tires. This is especially important for the winter. Colder temperatures can cause the tires to lose one pound per square inch for every ten-degree decrease in temperature. When checking the air pressure, make sure to do so before you drive on the tires. This is because when the tires are driven on, they will warm up and expand. This can lead to a false reading when checking them, and it will seem like there is more air in the tires than there actually is.

Checking the air pressure can be easy

One of the most neglected services for a vehicle is checking the air pressure. Checking the air pressure however, is one of the most important things you can do. Some people think that checking the pressure in the tires can be time consuming and a hassle. In all actuality, checking the air pressure is quick and easy. Checking the air pressure once a week can overall save on time and money in the long run. Having tires at the recommended pressure can also save on fuel efficiency. It can also help to save on the life of the tires themselves. The recommended air pressure can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. It can also be found on the side of the driver’s door. If you are unsure of the correct amount of air pressure, bring the vehicle in and we can check it for you.

Make sure to have the recommended amount of air pressure in the tires

Having the air pressure too low or high can cause issues for the tires and vehicle. Low tire pressure can cause the tires to wear faster than usual. This is because when the air pressure is low, the area of the tire that is in contact with the road is much wider. Another issue is that it can make the vehicle difficult to turn because there is more resistance because of the under inflation. If you notice that a tire is losing pressure frequently, there may be a leak in it and with time, the tire could go completely flat. If the air pressure is too high, it can affect the performance and handling of the vehicle. This can also make the vehicle harder to turn, control, and handle. The tire will be over inflated and the area that is in contact to the road will be smaller. This also makes it harder for the tires to grip and handle like they should.

Reasons why the air pressure should be checked regularly

Checking the air pressure on a regular basis can help save money at the pumps, as well as on the tires. Tires that have the incorrect amount of pressure will have a significant decrease in life. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can check the air pressure on the tires for you.