Tire pressure needs to be monitored constantly to ensure safety, gas mileage, comfort and overall vehicle handling. Over-inflated tires tend to ride rough and wear significantly faster at the center of their tread. Under-inflated tires effects fuel economy, handling, wear at the edges of their treads, and can overheat and fail at highway speeds.
• Check your vehicle's tire pressures (including the spare) at least once a month, because tires typically lose about one pound of pressure per month through normal seepage.
• For the most accurate reading, check tire pressures when the tires are cold.
• Always follow the inflation pressure recommendations in your vehicle owner's manual or on the tire information label located in the glove box or on the driver's door jamb.
• Do not use the inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall; this is the pressure needed to achieve the tire's maximum rated load capacity, and it may or may not be the correct pressure for your particular car.
• Tires lose (in cold weather) or gain (in warm weather) about a pound of pressure with every 10-degree change in temperature. Tire Pressure is an extremely important factor when it comes to the safety of you and your passengers; it also greatly impacts gas mileage and the vehicle handling.
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