Get More Milage Out of Your Tires

July 17th, 2013

 Check your tire pressure monthly. Tires deflate for a number of reasons. Most obviously, if you puncture a tire with a nail or from hitting a pothole or curb you may develop a slow leak, if you don't blow your tire completely. Tires also lose pressure when the temperature drops. Tires can lose 1 psi of pressure for every ten degree drop in temperature.

You can usually find the correct tire pressure for your tires somewhere on the rim of the tire. If you don't see the required pressure on the tire, check inside the driver's side door for the manufacturer's sticker. If the original tires are still on the car the required psi can be found on the sticker.

Poorly inflated tires cause the tires to carry more weight than intended. This causes more friction and the build-up of damaging heat.

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