Of the thousands of components in modern vehicles, only one has the responsibility of contacting the road surface and keeping you there. That component is the tire. Tires Waukesha are one of the most important safety items on your vehicle. The Rubber Manufacturers Association recommends that you take only five minutes per month to inspect your tires’ inflation and tread wear. This is a relatively simple task to perform and only takes a few dollars out of your wallet and a few minutes of your time. There are four actions that should be taken to ensure the longest life possible from your tires. In this issue we will look into the area of pressure.
The first is to regulate the proper pressure in your tires. Under-inflation is the #1 enemy to tires. It results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control, and potentially accidents. A scary fact is that a tire can lose up to half of its pressure and still not even look flat! The key to avoiding this problem is to regularly check the tire pressure. You can buy a tire pressure gauge from any Waukesha auto parts store for only a few dollars and it can save you from having to spend hundreds on tires.
When checking them, it is more accurate to check them cold, meaning they haven’t been driven on for a while. This is due to the fact that tire pressure increases as temperature increases. If you have to put air in your tires, record how many PSI below specification the tires are and write it down. This will help because the tires will read differently when you get to where you are going to fill them up. Then whatever reading you get, simply add however many PSI you recorded earlier.
Lastly, if you notice your tires Waukesha are over-inflated; wait until they cool down to see how many PSI to take out. Never bleed or reduce pressure when the tires are hot.