Improve Tire Safety & Performance
Having the right pressure for your tires is crucial to the life and performance of your tires. You don’t want your tires to be either overinflated or underinflated. Both are bad for your car for different reasons and both can be dangerous. Get an air pressure check at Intermountain Mobile Tire today.
Why Should I Check My Air Pressure?
Air pressure in your tires can be easily overlooked. If you find yourself driving on a tire with low air, then you probably already have a leak. Ensuring your tires are properly filled has all kinds of benefits for you and your vehicle. Here are just some of the reasons why you should get an air pressure check today.
Why Underinflated and Overinflated Tires are a Bad Idea
Driving on underinflated tires is not just a bad idea, it can also be dangerous. When tires are underinflated, the surface area of the tires spreads and the sidewall of the tires flex much more than they should. This means more of the tire itself comes in contact with the road, and when coupled with the added sidewall flexing, this causes the tire to overheat.
The best-case scenario is that you experience unevenly distributed wear on your tire. The worst-case scenario is that your tire has a blowout while on the road.
If you’ve ever ridden a bike with underinflated tires, then you know how much harder you have to work to get where you’re going. It’s the same problem for your car. Tires with low air pressure experience much more rolling resistance. The result is lower gas mileage and higher fuel usage.
Some people think that overinflating their tires helps improve gas mileage. This is not the case. Overinflating your tires can make for a bumpy ride that’s both uncomfortable and dangerous.
When you overinflate your tire, it causes the tire to swell in the center. This creates more wear in the middle of your tire, which can put you at serious risk of a blowout. Getting an air pressure check ensures your tires are filled to just the right amount every time.
What is the Right Air Pressure for My Tire?
Are you sure you’re putting in the right amount when you fill your tires with air? The maximum pressure listed on the side of your tire is NOT how much you should fill it. The correct air pressure is listed on a manufacturer sticker inside your driver’s side door jamb, or occasionally on the door itself.
Contact Intermountain Mobile Tire for Your Air Pressure Check Today!
An air pressure check is a small service that makes a big difference for both your tires and your vehicle. Intermountain Mobile Tire makes sure your air pressure is perfect every time.