As part of proper tire care, it is essential to keep an eye on your tire pressure to ensure they are always properly inflated. There are a lot of factors that can influence tire pressure and a lot of avoidable damage if they are properly maintained.
Check your tire pressure with a quality tire pressure gauge and fill them according to your owner's manual.
Most newer cars now have an automatic tire pressure sensor, but those only alert you within a certain window of the proper inflation. That means that you can still have low tire pressure for quite sometime before your dashboard will alert you. So, it's important to check the pressure every so often.
Changing seasons and temperatures can really impact your tire pressure. Your tire pressure can drop at least 5 PSI when it gets colder out.
Your tire pressure can drop if your shocks and struts are worn, or your alignment is off.
Daily driving and long trips can also gradually cause your tire pressure to drop.
Properly inflated tires will help you handle your vehicle better, increase fuel efficiency, and help your tires last longer.
If you do not have a tire pressure gauge, we offer free gauges at our desk!
If you have any questions about your tire pressure or to schedule your next appointment, contact us today!