Properly Inflated Tires Saves you Money

Keep Tires Properly Inflated Saves you Money

Up-Side
 
You can improve your gas mileage by 0.6% on average—up to 3% in some cases—by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure.
 
Tire Safety on the road
 
Maximum Tire Life
 
Down-Side
 
Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by about 0.2% for every 1 psi drop in the average pressure of all tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.
 
An underinflated tire can’t maintain its shape and becomes flatter than intended while in contact with the road
 
Poor Fuel Economy – Are you stopping at local gas stations more often than normal?
 
Unusual Flapping Noise When Driving – You may hear a distinctive flapping noise or a sort of “whomp-whomp” as you head down the road.
 
Decreased Steering Abilities – Having trouble turning or there’s an overall decrease in maneuverability.
 
Longer Stopping Distance – If you’re finding that it takes longer than normal to come to a full stop,
 
Under-inflated tires are a leading cause of tire failure on the road and the most common cause of premature tire wear.
 
What to Do?
 
Check your tire pressure regularly, especially when traveling, it’s that simple.
 

The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver’s side door jamb or the glove box and in your owner’s manual. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire’s sidewall.

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