It’s that time of year again when the outside temperature has an effect on your car’s tire pressures. Colder temperatures cause the air inside the tire to contract, leading to a decrease in tire pressure. The general guideline here is that for every 10°F change in temperature, there is a 1 psi change in air pressure in your tires; and 1 psi is lost for every month that goes by. So if you last checked your tire pressure this past summer, you could have potentially lost about 10 psi! Driving on under-inflated tires causes a reduction in mpg, decreased tread life, and reduced cornering stability.
For those of you who endure serious winter weather every year, a set of winter tires is essential. Don’t believe me? Check out these videos:
Winter Means Decreased Tire Pressure was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 by