Most drivers don’t see tire maintenance as a priority but really when you look at it this is very essential because keeping tires in good condition can serve to provide safety and several other benefits.
One of the main ways to help tires maintain functionality and stay in good condition is keeping them properly inflated. It has been found that maintaining the required tire pressure can help them to perform at their best. It also improves the vehicle’s fuel economy and helps extend the lifespan of tires.
Tire Pressure Hazards
This summer why not take the time to come in and get your tires inspected. Here at All Round Auto Repair our professional and dedicated staff can provide top of the line maintenance for any vehicle including your tires. With prompt and reliable service drivers can have tires inspected and maintained at regular intervals.
For instance most tires don’t function to their full potential due to the fact that they may be underinflated and one of the main results of driving around on underinflated tires is reduced gas mileage. This is because underinflated tires can cause a vehicle to slump and though it is almost impossible to detect, this dumps unnecessary weight against tires causing drag which decreases mileage.
Most drivers who drive about 10, 000 miles per year on underinflated tires would have to purchase an additional 150 gallons of petrol and if their tires were properly inflated this would not be the case. At this rate drivers can end up spending hundreds of dollars so by regularly maintaining your tires you are able to save at the pump.
When clocking high speeds tires tend to be put under tremendous pressure so if they are somewhat underinflated this can be extremely dangerous when driving. Reason being a combination of under inflation and high speeds can increase the chances of vehicles skidding when trying to slow or stop.
Maintaining good tire pressure also increases the lifespan of your tires and you won’t have to keep pulling your pockets to replace inadequate tires. When tire pressure is low they become weak and need replacing much sooner than normal so checking tire pressure and making sure they are up to standard will serve to extend the life of your tires.
Here are a few tips that drivers can utilize in effort to regularly inspect and maintain tires. These include:
- Always set tires to the appropriate pressure as specified in your vehicle’s owner manual.
- Drivers should always check tire pressure first before driving.
- Use a reliable and properly working tire pressure gauge to check tires regularly.
- Drivers should never attempt to visually estimate tire pressure and should use tire pressure gauge to provide an accurate, consistent, reading.
So this summer be sure to inspect and service your tire pressure to ensure optimal tire performance. Don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle in so we can take care of it for you and you’ll have your vehicle back in no time. Contact us for more information.