Tire Pressure and Longevity: Maximizing the Lifespan of Your Tires

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Let the good times roll with proper tire pressure. It's a simple yet overlooked detail that impacts the longevity of your tires and your car's performance. While Peddle only cares that they're inflated and attached to your car, here are a few tips to help you find the fountain of youth for your tires.

tread evenly

When tires are under-inflated, their edges tend to wear out faster than the center. On the other hand, over-inflation can do the opposite. By keeping the tire pressure at the manufacturer's recommended levels, the tread wears evenly and stretches the lifespan of your tires.

gas mileage

Your car's engine works harder and consumes more fuel when your tires are low. Regularly checking your tire pressure saves money at the pump, and you're doing a favor for the environment.

handling and performance

Low tire pressure can lead to poor vehicle control, especially during turns and emergency maneuvers. Keeping your tires at the suggested pressure helps with traction, responsiveness, and overall driving experience.

routine pressure checks

Make it a habit to check your tire pressure at least once a month using a reliable gauge. Check your owner's manual or the information on the driver's side door jamb for the correct pressure levels.

long road trips

Life is a highway, especially for your tires. Before hitting the road, make sure your tires are properly inflated. Long drives can generate heat, causing tire pressure to rise. Checking and adjusting the pressure before a trip can prevent extra wear or a blowout.

rotate your tires regularly

Having your tires rotated helps spread the wear across all four tires evenly. Combining this with checking the pressure will help your tires live happily ever after.

detour overloading

Every car has a specific load capacity, which means there's a limit to how much weight your tires can carry. So think twice about strapping a couch to the roof of your car or stuffing your trunk full of heavy yard sale treasures.

Giving your tires a happy life is simple; just check and maintain their pressure every once in a while. If your tires are beyond repair and getting a new set is out of the question, consider selling your car to Peddle.