Tire pressure is one of the key considerations when it comes to ensuring roadside safety. The air pressure in your vehicle’s tires does matter. Drivers sometimes don’t pay attention to the importance of keeping the right tire pressure, which often leads to roadside emergencies and inconvenience. It’s time to figure out the importance of tire pressure for ensuring a comfortable and safe drive.
Benefits of proper tire inflation
Having the correct tire pressure is crucial for achieving good gas mileage and making the most of your tires. A simple tip is to find the tire pressure written on your vehicle’s door and follow it when filling your tires up with air. The air pressure is gauged in pounds per square inch or psi. Here are some of the benefits of maintaining the right tire pressure:
- Comfortable drive
- Optimum mileage
- Healthy engine
- Extended tire service life
- Peace of mind
Most drivers find it difficult to determine the best air pressure for their vehicles’ tires. While it’s important to stick with the manufacturer’s recommendations, a professional can identify the alternative air pressure depending on your unique driving needs and environmental requirements.
If you often wonder why your gas mileage is a little lower than normal, or why the steering is slow-moving when you’re behind the wheel, or why your car sits closer to the ground than normal, we recommend you to inspect your tires and their pressure level.
What if my tire pressure is low?
Driving on under-inflated tires is extremely dangerous. According to a recently conducted survey, one out of every three vehicles are being driven with at least one under-inflated tire. Low tire pressure is one of the reasons for tire failure as too much of the tire’s surface area touches the ground which creates excessive friction. Increased friction leads to blowouts, premature wear, and tread separation. So, don’t drive with low-inflated, overheated tires. When you make a turn or brake, squealing tires and heavy steering are signs of low tire pressure.
What if the tires are overinflated?
If you think overinflating your tires provides fuel efficiency and more responsive handling, you’re wrong. Overinflating is not only detrimental to tires but it also makes driving dangerous. The best approach is to keep the air pressure in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. It might be helpful to lower the air pressure in some special circumstances; for example, when your car is stuck in the mud or snow.
When faced with a situation like a flat tire or tire blow out, call a nearby roadside assistance service for help.
About Action Towing
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