Tire pressure helps tires keep traction and maintain durability. In order to maximize performance, tire must be properly inflated. Air pressure takes the brunt of the weight of a vehicle, not the tire. That’s why you should check your tires often and add air to them whenever they are low.
Temperatures Rise and Tires Deflate
Know the Recommended Tire Pressure for Your Vehicle
The Rule of Thumb
For every 10 degrees F, tire pressure adjusts by 1 psi. If the temps fall 10 degrees, tire pressure decreases by 1 psi. In North America, tires fluctuate 5 psi between the hottest and coldest months of the year.
Things That Affect Tire Pressure
• Garage Temperature
Checking tire pressure before leaving the driveway or parking lot is advised. That way if you need air, you can drive to a filling station to get some before your tire deflates even more. Properly inflated tires prevent blow outs and accidents from occurring.
The last thing you want to happen while driving down a highway is to have your tire burst and lose control of your vehicle. Think safety first. Keep your tire gauge nearby and constantly check your tires this summer.