Keep Your Tires in Top Condition
Whether you drive a car, SUV, truck or van, one of the most important tasks for keeping your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently is checking your tire pressure. Properly inflated tires will ensure that you get the best fuel efficiency possible and that your vehicle is safe to drive. Let’s look at why it’s important to check your tire pressure regularly.
The Benefits of Properly Inflated Tires
When tires are under-inflated, they can cause a car to pull in one direction or another while driving. This can be very dangerous and make it difficult to keep the car on the road. Under-inflated tires also create more heat when driving which can lead to premature wear and tear on the tire itself. The extra heat generated by an under-inflated tire could also potentially cause a blowout.
Over-inflated tires can also have their own issues including decreased traction when turning or braking as well as increased risk of puncture from sharp objects on the road due to reduced contact with the road surface. Over-inflation can also cause excessive wear on the center of the tread which will reduce its lifespan significantly.
How To Check Tire Pressure
The good news is that checking tire pressure is a simple task that only takes a few minutes and can be done easily with a tire gauge from any auto parts store. It’s important to check all four tires and each should be inflated according to manufacturer recommendations which are usually located on a placard inside your vehicle door jamb or glove box door. If you don’t see this information there, it should be available in your vehicle manual or online by searching for your specific make and model of car or truck. It’s also important to check your spare tire too if applicable! If you need help ensuring all of your tires are properly inflated, stop into Colket Automotive in Lansdale, PA, where our experienced technicians can take care of everything for you quickly and easily!
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Taking the time to check your tire pressure regularly is an essential part of taking care of your vehicle properly and safely. By doing this simple task every month or so, you will ensure that you get optimal performance out of your vehicle as well as maximize its lifespan! So don’t forget—check those tires today! And if you need assistance, remember that Colket Automotive in Lansdale, PA, has got all your needs covered!