Is tire pressure important?

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 5:27 pm
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Will the Fall Weather affect tire pressure?

Tires are important to our cars. It doesn’t matter if your vehicle is new or used. This seems like an obvious statement, after all they are what make the car move, right? They are also what allows the car to have good traction with the road. This is essential to safety. You always want to make sure your treads are good and you have the correct tire pressure. The question is, will fall weather affect tire pressure?

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How can you tell is your tire pressure is good?

Young mechanic inspecting a car tire at an auto shop

The change in temperature from summer to winter is an average of about 50 degrees fahrenheit. That is quite a difference! Because air is a gas, cooler temperatures cause it to contract and warmer weather causes it to expand.  This means that as the days get cooler the air in your tires will contract. It’s a good idea to get the air pressure in your tires checked in the fall. The best time to do it is first thing in the morning before you drive too far. You also want to get it done before the day heats up to much.

The best way to tell if your tire pressure is good is to have it looked at by a mechanic. You are welcome to bring it by Carolina Kia and you may want to see if you are a member of the Heart & Soul Club. 

Save money

Have the proper air pressure in your tires is a matter of safety, but it is also a matter of cost. That is to say, if your tires aren’t properly inflated you will compromise traction and your safety. That is a big concern. Even if they are just slightly under-inflated it will cost you. This is because under-inflated tires don’t function as well and that inefficiency causes the car to consume more gas. Another, bigger cost is the uneven wear and tear on the tires. Even a slight variance in pressure can cause this. Uneven wear and tear accelerates the tire deterioration and you likely will need to replace them sooner than planned.

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