May 22, 2017
Next to your brakes, your tires are the most important safety devices on your vehicle. This time of year the temperature can fluctuate quite a bit. It’s good to know tire pressure can vary 1-2 pounds per square inch (psi) for every 10-degree difference in ambient temperature. Too much pressure leads to less tread touching the pavement. causing a bumpier ride and increased stopping distances. Under-inflated tires mean too much of the tire surface is on the pavement, which can cause tires to overheat and lead to premature wear and poor gas mileage.