With most of us being on the road this summer, there are a handful of things that drivers should check to ensure their safety and vehicle efficiency. One vital piece of your car that needs maintenance is your tires. When the temperatures rise, so does your tire pressure. To avoid the dangers of overinflated tires, you need to regularly check your tire pressure.
How Does Heat Affect My Tires?
Did you know that your tires can increase or decrease by 1 psi for every 10℉ change? If the temperature in your area changes drastically from morning to night, you need to be careful. Your tires should always be in the recommended psi range specified by your car’s manufacturer.
Proper tire inflation can improve your gas mileage, vehicle handling, brake performance, and more. Overall, it can give you a safer and more comfortable ride. Even though overinflated tires are less of a concern than underinflated ones, there are still concerns. When your tires are too plump, they can’t make proper contact with the road. Thus, it can wear your tires prematurely and unevenly. Since they’re too stiff, they can also be more prone to damage and blowouts.
To get the most accurate tire pressure readings this summer, we highly recommend buying a tire gauge to read at home. You should do your readings before driving, or when the tires are cold. This will guarantee you an accurate reading.
If you don’t have the tools or the time, feel free to make a trip to our auto repair shop for a tire pressure reading. Our professional technicians can also assist you with all your tire services and summer maintenance so that you can enjoy your summer. We invite you to Grayson Tire & Auto in Grayson, GA.