An under-inflated tire can be very dangerous when you’re driving on the road
Colder weather can be dangerous to your tires and when you’re driving on the road with an under-inflated tire, it can be deadly on the road. Under-inflated tires jeopardize the steering, braking and cornering abilities in your vehicle.
Top car problems caused from under-inflated tires
Driving with under-inflated tires can cause your car to lose much more fuel. In fact, driving your vehicle with just one under-inflated vehicle will cause a four percent increase in fuel consumption for your car.
2. Losing money
Every time you need to pump more gas into your vehicle due to the fact you have an under-inflated tire, you are losing some of your own hard-earned money. According to this post on Driveway, when you check your tire’s pressure to ensure it is proper for driving, you could save two weeks of fuel a year! This is apparently enough to pay for a full set of tires over the nine-year life of your car. In addition to fuel costs, maintaining a proper tire pressure will also save you from having to replace your tires as soon as you would if you didn’t handle the issue.
3. Hurting the environment
When you unnecessarily increase fuel consumption by having at least one tire with low pressure, you are releasing carbon monoxide toxins into the environment that don’t need to be there. By taking the proper steps to maintain your tire’s pressure, you are actually making a significantly positive impact on the environment.
Monitor your tire pressure correctly
A Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is one of the most accurate ways to properly maintain your tire pressures. When your tire pressure is too low, a light will come on on your dashboard to alert the driver that air needs to be put in one of your tires. This light will go on when your tire is under-inflated by 25%. In the U.S., starting in 2007, TPMS became a legislated feature in all vehicles to assure the safety of the vehicle. To ensure that your vehicle is always safe, driver’s should get into the habit of checking their tire pressure before driving a long distance and when the weather drops.
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