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Why Does Correct Tire Pressure Matter?
When your tires are properly inflated, your car gets better gas mileage, your tires last longer, and your car handles more smoothly. More importantly, having properly inflated tires reduces your risk of getting into a serious car accident. A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that people driving with underinflated tires are three times more likely to get into car crashes related to tire problems. Maintaining correct tire pressure is not simply a good idea, it could potentially save your life.
What Should Your Tire Pressure Be?
Curious about the recommended tire pressure for your specific vehicle? With the Tires Plus tire pressure monitor tool, we can tell you! Just tell us the year, make, model, and whether or not your vehicle has TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), and your zip code. Then, we’ll let you know the proper inflation for both the front and back tires!
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Signs Your Tires Might Be Underinflated
Often, it’s hard to spot an underinflated tire until it’s too late – in other words, it’s completely flat. Of course, you could carry a gauge around at all times to measure the pressure, but that’s not exactly convenient. Instead, watch for these signs and symptoms of tires that are underinflated.
- Your car isn’t handling as well as it usually does. When your tires are underinflated, your ride can be less smooth than usual. You may even find that it takes longer to brake.
- There are cracks in the tire. When a tire isn’t inflated properly, it wears down more quickly. If you notice that one or all of your tires are wearing out faster than usual, it may be because they’re underinflated.
- Your steering wheel is shaking or vibrating. Tires that are underinflated can make your vehicle quiver and shake, which is not a pleasant driving experience. Underinflation can even cause tires to become misaligned, with comes with it’s own variety of problems.
How Often Should You Check Tire Pressure?
Many smart drivers check their tire pressure every time they fill up their gas tank. Keep a handheld pressure gauge in your car and you can perform a quick check while you’re filling up. If that seems excessive, try to check your tire pressure at least once a month. If you notice that a tire is running low, head to your nearest gas station to use their pressure pump or visit your local Tires Plus for a free check and air fill-up!