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The Pressure on Tires

September 9, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

The average car driving on our American streets weighs in at over 4,000 pounds. 4,021 pounds to be exact. All 4,021 pounds weighs directly down on your car’s poor, old, overworked tires. They are doing a lot of work so it is important to take care of them. Tire pressure needs to be checked regularly and inflated to the proper PSI (pounds per square inch). Regular tire maintenance can lead to a number of awesome benefits!

It is easy to forget about your tires. You go month after month without paying any attention to them. Suddenly, you walk out to your car ready for work and you see a limp, flat tire. Well, now you are going to be an hour late – better call your boss and say you are sorry. Why not nip this problem in the bud before it ever has a chance to affect you? You should be checking your tire pressure approximately every other time you stop for gas. Keep a tire gage in your glove box. It takes just a second to two with each tire to make sure they are properly inflated. You can do this while your car is filling up with gas and not lose out on any time!

The proper air pressure for your tires should be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. There will be a recommended tire pressure and sometimes a maximum tire pressure. Make sure you don’t exceed this maximum! The last thing you want is for your tire to blowout while you are driving, possibly causing an accident.

Proper tire maintenance has a surprising number of benefits. You can save fuel and enhance your car’s handling. Tires will last longer, saving you hundreds and hundreds of dollars in the long run. It only takes a few seconds of work to start seeing benefits, so don’t forget your tires!