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Over vs Under Inflated Tires

Over vs Under Inflated Tires

Keeping your tires at the proper pressure can go a long way to help improve fuel efficiency, comfort on the roads, and even the life of your tires… but how do you know the optimal tire pressure? If your tires are under inflated, the lack of pressure inside the tire can create more stress on the side wall of the tire. Tires are designed so that the tread is on the part of the tire that is meant to hit the road. If there is not enough air in the tire, the sidewall may connect with the road as you drive or turn your wheels. The side wall of the tire is often thinner than the outside of the tire. Without the tread to protect the side wall from dangers on the road, the side wall will become thin and worn quickly. Your vehicle is much more likely to get a flat tire from hazards on the road or a blow out when the tire becomes too thing. Over inflating the tire can also be dangerous. If the tire is filled with too much air, the internal pressure puts the tire at ... read more

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