The Importance of Tire Pressure
Maintaining tires includes keeping them inflated to the manufacturer-recommended levels, so you’re able to drive safely. When the rubber meets the Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland roads, ensure your tires are properly inflated.
The importance of tire pressure can’t be understated. The service technicians of Boardwalk Acura have put together this helpful article to talk a bit about why proper tire pressure needs to be maintained and what can be done to help the situation at home.
Keeping Tires Inflated
Low tire pressure can affect braking distance and make the steering wheel less responsive. When tires are underinflated, it means they have a higher rolling resistance, which can actually reduce fuel economy. You don’t want to be going to the pump more often, do you?
While overinflated tires aren’t as big of a deal, it can cause the center of the tire tread to wear down more quickly, which can lead to having to replace tires more often. It’s a good idea to check tire pressure at least once a month using a pressure gauge at home.
Check your owner’s manual for what the proper tire pressure should be. You may also be able to find this information inside the driver’s side door jamb or in the glovebox. Temperature can greatly affect tire pressure, so be sure to check all four tires when there are rapid changes in temperature, particularly when the seasons change.
Comprehensive Tire Services
Beyond checking the tire pressure and keeping them properly inflated, there are some other services that can be done to take care of them. A tire rotation should be performed every 5,000 miles or so to ensure the tires are able to wear evenly and experience different placements on the wheels.
If you’ve noticed the car pulling to one side or the tire treads don’t seem to be wearing evenly, our service technicians will check the wheel alignment and make adjustments as needed. Need new tires for your car? We’ll have them ordered and installed in an efficient manner.
Tracking Tire Pressure
It’s important that your vehicle has the proper pressure in each tire. Your tires are what make contact with the road, and properly inflated tires ensure a safe and smooth ride through Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland.
Need a tire pressure check or have questions about your tires? Reach out to the service technicians at Boardwalk Acura or schedule your service appointment today.