Tire Safety and Maintenanceby Reliable Transmissions on 02/23/15
When it comes to tire pressure, you want to aim for a happy medium. Over-inflated tires ride roughly and wear prematurely at the center of their tread. Under-inflated tires decrease fuel economy, cause imprecise handling, wear prematurely at the edge of their treads, and can overheat and fail at highway speeds.
- Check your vehicle's tire pressures at least once a month, because tires typically lose about one pound of pressure per month through normal seepage.
- For the most accurate reading, check tire pressures when the tires are cold.
- Always follow the inflation pressure recommendations in your vehicle owner's manual or on the tire information label located in the glove box or on the driver's door jamb.
- Tires lose (in cold weather) and gain (in warm weather) about a pound of pressure with every 10 degree change in temperature.