Have you noticed one of your cars’ tires are looking flat? If so, it goes without saying that you should check the pressure to get a better idea of what is going on. At that point, you may need to add more air, have your tire repaired, or replace it altogether.
There are two primary reasons to regularly check your tire pressure:
To avoid being stranded
To ensure that this does not lead to an accident
Here are three other reasons to do so:
1. Improve fuel economy. If your tires are under or overinflated it could take a toll on performance and fuel economy, thus costing you a lot of money.
2. Improve durability. Do you really want to buy new tires more often than you have to? Every time you need a new set of tires you can expect to pay several hundred dollars. Your tires will last longer when they are properly inflated.
3. Better traction and handling. This is important regardless of the road conditions or where you live. Under or overinflated tires can reduce on the road performance, thus increasing the chance of an accident.
Tip: check your tire pressure every time (or every other time) you put gas on your car. This will improve your chance of catching a problem before it gets worse.
Do you have questions about your tires? Is it time for a new set? Feel free to contact us for professional advice and guidance. We will make sure your tires are 100 percent safe.