How To Check Your Tire Pressure

One of the best, and easiest, ways of maintaining a vehicle is through tire maintenance. Proper tire size, tread wear and type all contribute to fuel efficiency and safety on the road. So does correct tire pressure, and varies between vehicle size and types. Checking tire pressure should be a regular part of car maintenance and is one of the easiest things to do as a car owner. You will just need a simple tool, your owner’s manual and the following tips and steps to ensure your tires maintain their ultimate performance.

10. Causes of Air Pressure Loss

A number of things can cause loss of air from tires and it is important to regularly check each tire. Air loss, and the potential for a resulting blowout, can occur from driving over potholes, a rip or tear, a small puncture with a slow leak and packing a heavy load, as well as changes in the weather. According to the law office of Michael Pines, “When a tire blows out, in just a quarter-second’s time, your car goes from an easy ride to a deadly struggle to remain control and avoid an auto accident.”

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