Why Tire Pressure Matters

Regular tire inspection and maintenance is the best way to prevent unpleasant road hazards and added expense. When your car is running well, it’s common to get in it and go without performing standard checks. That’s precisely the time to take just a few minutes to make sure that it remains in top-running condition.

Tires that are over or underinflated can put you in a dangerous situation. Running with incorrect air pressure will end up costing you financially as well. When they’re overinflated, tires lose their ability to create traction with the road’s surface. As a result, you may find yourself skidding, particularly if the pavement’s wet or icy. Long periods of driving on over-inflated tires causes uneven wear on the center. When you drive on under-inflated tires, you create excessive work as they try to grip the road. This work generates too much heat on the tire’s rubber, causing premature wear the edges and sides.

Don’t hesitate to stop into Suntrup Ford. One of our skilled technicians can help you with the proper amount of tire pressure.

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