Believe it or not, under inflation is the leading cause of tire failure. The bad news is: low tire pressure can cause tires to lose their grip, especially on wet surfaces, which means you could be slipping and sliding into much worse damage. The great news is: it’s completely preventable! Here are our tips on ensuring your tire pressure is at its optimal level.
For starters, be sure to keep your tire pressure at the recommended level. You can find this number in your car owner’s manual or on your car door. Also, it’s best if you check your tire pressure regularly, which means about once a month. The most effective time to do this is in the morning when pressure is cool and stabilized. And if for some reason you experience sudden and/or abnormal pressure loss, make sure to check the valve system for leakage.