Improve Tire Safety & Performance
Are you feeling under pressure? What about the air pressure in your tires? It’s important to check that you have the right pressure in your tires. You don’t want your tires to be either overinflated or underinflated. Both are bad for your car for
different reasons. Both can be dangerous. Get an air pressure check with the TIA-certified pros at Tread Connection today.
Why Should I Check My Air Pressure?
The air pressure in your tires is one of those things most people don’t think about until it’s too late. If you find yourself driving on a tire with low air, then you probably already have a leak. Ensuring your tires are properly filled has all kinds of benefits for you and your vehicle. Here are just some of the reasons why you should get an air pressure check today.
- Reduce Risk of Blowouts
- Improved Handling
- A Safer Vehicle
- Extend Tire Life
- Maximize Fuel Efficiency
Why Underinflated and Overinflated Tires are a Bad Idea
Driving on underinflated tires is more than a bad idea, it’s also dangerous. When tires are underinflated, the surface area of the tire spreads and the sidewall of the tires flexes much more than it should. This means more of the tire itself comes in contact with the road, and when coupled with the added sidewall flexing, this causes the tire to overheat.
The best-case scenario is that you experience unevenly distributed wear on your tire. The worst-case scenario is that your tire has a blowout while on the road.
If you’ve ever ridden a bike with underinflated tires, then you know how much harder you have to work to get where you’re going. It’s the same problem for your car. Tires with low air pressure experience much more rolling resistance. The result is lower gas mileage and higher fuel usage.
Some people think that overinflating their tires helps improve gas mileage. This is not the case. Overinflating your tires can make for a bumpy ride that’s both uncomfortable and dangerous.
When you overinflate your tire, it causes the tire to swell in the center. This creates more wear in the middle of your tire, which can put you at serious risk of a blowout. Getting an air pressure check ensures your tires are filled to just the right amount, every time.
What is the Right Air Pressure for My Tire?
Are you sure you’re putting in the right amount when you fill your tires with air? The maximum pressure listed on the side of your tire is NOT how much you should fill it. The correct air pressure is listed on a manufacturer sticker inside your driver’s side door jamb, or occasionally on the door itself. Don’t worry if
you can’t find it or are unsure how to check, Tread Connection is here to help!
Our team of TIA-certified tire experts is equipped with the latest technology to ensure safe and accurate tire pressure every time.
Are you picky about your tire pressure? Our digital tire pressure gauge is accurate to a 10th of a PSI. Want to fill your tires to exactly 35.7 PSI? We can do that.
Contact Tread Connection for Your Air Pressure Check Today!
An air pressure check is a small service that makes a big difference for both your tires and your vehicle. Tread Connection makes sure your air pressure is perfect every time. Find a Tread Connection van in your area and schedule your air pressure check today!