Don’s Auto Repair provides a range of car tire services. We can successfully install, balance, check wheel alignments and verify air pressures to maximize the life of your tires.
Inflating your tires is very important. Under-inflation of your tires can lead to serious problems such as a drop in fuel economy, premature wear, and tear of the tires and poor control of the vehicle.
Fuel Economy: Economizing on your fuel is extremely crucial. If you take care of your tires, you can actually add about 150 gallons of gas over the course of 10,000 miles per year. Under inflated tires reduce the mileage of your gas along with a drop in average pressure of the tires.
Vehicle control: Check the pressure of your tire regularly, because an underinflated tire only means poor control of the vehicle. At particularly high speeds, you can lose control of the vehicle because the tires tend to lose their traction abilities and in some cases can even blow out.
Premature wear and tear of the tires: Underinflated tires cannot hold their shape. They are flattened to the ground and when these come in contact with the road they tend to wear away faster. This process is known as “shoulder wear”. The flexibility of the underinflated tires when they roll leads to increased resistance and decreased fuel economy.
What to do?
The remedy to all of the above it to check your tire pressure regularly. Reach out to professionals such as Don’s Auto Repair to first find out the PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) of your tires. This also the method of checking the amount of air pressure that is held inside your tires. Then, get a good quality and accurate tire pressure gauge. Finally, inflate your tires to the proper pressure.
Experience at least an increase of about 3% or even more on your fuel economy with proper tire inflation. Check with consultants at Don’s Auto Repair on how you can achieve this with our car tire services.