Check Your Tire Pressure
If your tires are not inflated to the correct specifications, they can become dangerous and may cause an accident. Here are some reasons why the correct tire pressure is so important for you and you’re family’s safety:
What If My Tire Pressure Is Too High?
If your tire pressure is too high, your tires are over-inflated and have less contact with the road. This causes your tires to have less traction, which means fewer grips to the road, which decreases your braking power and increases your effective stopping distance.
Over-inflation also increases tire wear in the centre portion of the tire tread and exposes your tires to damages from objects on the road and potholes. Your ride won't be nearly as comfortable due to your tires 'bouncing' on the road.
What If My Tire Pressure Is Too Low?
Now you have the opposite situation and too much of your tire is in contact with the road. This makes your tire hot and may result in overheating. In the worst case scenario, this may cause tire failure.
Under inflation also increases tire wear on the tread at the edges and decreases your fuel economy.
What If I Have Uneven Tire Pressure?
If your tire pressure on all four wheels are not equal, your car will pull to the left or the right. You will feel this pull through your steering wheel.
What Is My Correct Tire Pressure?
Your recommended tire pressure is printed on a sticker in your door jamb. This is the ideal pressure for the tires when used on your specific model vehicle.
Note: The pressure on the tire wall is the maximum allowable air pressure, not the recommended pressure. Make sure to check your tire pressure once a month. At the same time inspect your tires for uneven or unusual wear.
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