Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Tirme to check your Tire Pressure
With the recent change in outside temperature, tire air pressure can be affected. Keeping the correct air pressure in your tires is essential to help your tires wear longer, save fuel, enhance handling, and prevent accidents. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that gas mileage can be lowered by 0.4% for every 1 PSI (pound per square inch) drop in the pressure of all four tires. The Rubber Manufacturers Association states that 85 percent of drivers surveyed do not check their tire pressure properly, and many don't even know where to find the recommended proper tire inflation for their vehicle. Most places, such as discount tire, offer a free air ressure check.