Many people take very good care of their cars. They will bring it to the car wash every week to make sure it stays free of dirt and salt. They also bring their car in for service every 3,000 miles to have the oil changed and check all the filters and fluid levels.
And many people will even spend an entire Saturday detailing the interior of their cars to try and keep them looking new. But one thing that seems to always get forgotten about is checking the tire pressure. In this article we are going to discuss the importance of maintaining proper tire pressure.
When it comes to tire pressure you have to be careful that there is not too much or too little pressure in the tires. Another thing you should do is to check the owners manual on the car to find the right tire pressure. The tire pressure you see on the tire itself is actually the maximum amount of pressure that the tire can hold.
This may not be the correct tire pressure for your car. So be sure to check your users manual to find out exactly how much pressure your tires should have.If you have too much air pressure in your tires, the amount of the tire that is making contact with the ground is less. Which in turn means that you will have less control over the car.
This can be especially dangerous in rain and snow, and can end up resulting in an accident. Which of course can lead to injury to yourself and your passengers. But will almost definitely lead to your car going to the garage to get fixed, which can end up costing a small fortune.
Also you don’t want to have too little pressure in your tires as this will begin to show on the sidewalls of the tires. When you have too little air pressure the tire will run on the sidewalls, and the side walls are not meant to be making contact with the road. When this happens you can drastically lessen the life of your tires and could even cause blow outs while your driving. This in turn could turn into a tow bill.You will even end up getting better gas mileage by simply keeping your tires inflated properly. If your tires are low on air pressure you will be causing more of the tire to make contact with the road. This of course means that you are creating more resistance and lowering your gas mileage. By keeping your tires inflated properly you can end up saving up to 10% off your gas costs.
When checking your tires air pressure it is advisable to make sure that the tire pressure is checked after the car has been sitting a few hours. You shouldn’t check the air pressure after a long trip because the tire will be warm and you will not be able to get an accurate pressure reading. By following these simple tips you can end up saving some bucks.