We recommend checking your tire pressure once a month. Here are just a few reasons why taking five minutes each month to do so may benefit you down the road.
Tires wear out faster if they’re underinflated, and they wear irregularly if they’re overinflated – so in both cases you’ll need to buy new tires more often. Proper care stabilizes the tire structure and can extend the average life of a tire nearly 5,000 miles. And you’ll save on fuel: if tires are underinflated, the vehicle will consume more fuel per mile traveled, and thus achieve lower mileage.
A More Comfortable Ride
Properly inflated tires influence the responsiveness of the vehicle, and its handling and performance.
A More Confident Ride
If tires are under or overinflated, handling is affected. Handling becomes sluggish if the tires are underinflated, and dangerous if they’re overinflated, especially if you’re cornering at high speed. Stopping distance, braking grip and directional stability are all affected. As your tires struggle to stay on the road, heat builds up, and underinflated tires increase the chance of a tire failure or damage from pot holes.
Better for the Environment
If your car’s tires are underinflated by just 4 PSI, rolling resistance is increased, so your vehicle will consume about 1.5 percent more fuel and therefore release more CO2. Proper inflation means a perfect balance of maximum safety and fuel economy. Your tires will last longer and you’ll reduce your carbon footprint.