Why Tire Pressure Is Important, Especially In The Winter

When you get in your car on a cold morning, you’ve probably noticed your tire pressure has gone down. If you notice a new light on your dashboard, your car could be letting you know it’s time to put some air in your tires! Tire pressure is a vital part of car maintenance and safety and keeping the right tire pressure in each of your tires is key to keeping them in good shape so they can live out their lifespan. With the colder weather arriving, your car’s tire pressure is going to get lower on its own. That’s why our crew here at C&G Auto & Truck is here to tell you why tire pressure is important!

If your tire pressure is too low…

It can be a safety hazard not only for you, the driver, but everyone else on the road. Low tire pressure affects your car’s braking system and can cause steering problems making it harder and riskier to drive. When a tire doesn’t have enough air in it, it can cause the tread to wear down faster which can reduce the lifespan of your tires, and in some cases, it can be the cause of a blowout. 

The same can be true for over-inflated tires in the summer. To ensure you and all your passengers are safe this winter, be sure to inflate your tires to the factory-recommended tire pressure, or PSI and get in the habit of checking your tire pressure before you get on the road. Of course, our crew is here to help assist you with whatever we can. From new tires to a tire alignment, we’re your one-stop-shop for all your car service needs! Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 843.839.3691 or contact us here!