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5 Tips for Checking Tire Pressure

There is a lot of data supporting how important it is to keep your tires inflated to an optimal pressure. Tires that are not properly inflated reduce gas mileage while shortening tread life. By checking tire pressure periodically, you can make sure you get the most wear out of your tires and every dollar that goes into your gas tank. Here are a few helpful hints: Know the ideal tire pressure for your car. Find out what pressure your tires are supposed to be inflated to before starting. The best tire pressure for your car should be indicat ed on the door jamb of the driver’s side door or in the owner’s manual. Check the pressure when the car is “cold.” Cold in this case means the car has been sitting for at least an hour, or has only been driven a few miles. The manufacturer’s suggested pressure is based on this type of reading, before the air inside the tire expands due to heat. Use an accurate tire pressure gauge. Toss out the $2 pencil-l ... read more