Proper Tire Inflation Especially Crucial In Fall

Cold winter temperatures can affect tire inflation overnight. Those underinflated tires wear out faster and do not perform as well on slick autumn roads.

“A tire can lose half its pressure without looking flat,” said Scott Jamieson, director of product management for Cooper Tire. “It’s not something you can visually estimate. Checking a tire’s air pressure is simple, but you need the right tool.”

  • Check tire pressure monthly.
  • Remember to check your spare tire as well.
  • Test with a gauge when tires are cool.
  • Improper inflation can damage tires.
  • Have your tires properly inflated every time they are rotated.
  • Don’t rely on tire pressure monitoring systems.