When To Check Tire Pressure

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When To Check Tire Pressure
  • Under Pressure

  • …reduction in tire load capacity of 1,000 lbs. Overloading of tires combined with highway speeds will cause tires to overheat and lead to them to fail, prematurely. Tire inflation pressure should be checked every month and before long trips. To properly check pressure, check tires when cold –…

  • Under Pressure

  • …happy to check their tire pressure but we need to wait until the morning or at least give the tires enough time to cool down to their ambient temperature. Sometimes i get a puzzled look from them thinking I just want to put it off a little longer and hope they forget about it. That's when I'll bust…

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  • How Tire Pressure Impacts Treadwear

  • …be checked with a quality air gauge as the inflation pressure cannot be accurately estimated through visual inspection. Less common than underinflation, overinflation will cause a tire to wear faster in the middle of the tire. This is due to the "ballooning" effect that occurs when a tire

  • Check Your Tires During National Tire Safety Week

  • …maintenance. Here are the basics: * Your tires' air pressure should be checked every couple of weeks. It's simple and you can find a variety of air pressure gauges at Tire Rack. The Intercomp 2.5" Deluxe Air Pressure Gauge is very simple to operate and read.* Tires should be rotated every 6,000…

  • Check your tires tread depth with an Accutire gauge.

  • …itching to put those summer tires back on, make sure to check the condition of your warm season tires before driving on them! Check for : * Adequate tread depth - Most street tires start with 10/32" of tread depth. When the tire's tread depth is below 4/32" drivers will begin to lose…

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