Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

Tire inflation tips for safety and tire longevity

*Do not over inflate your tires, it causes tire deformation which may lead to tire burst, poor handling, bumpy ride, decreased braking, ABS malfunction..

* Do not under inflate your tires, it causes overheating due to sidewall over flexing, high rolling resistance leading to increased fuel consumption, tire burst,

*Cold inflation pressure is always lower when tire is cold than when  heated up. Always check your inflation pressure when tire is cold. Pressure can rise by up to 4 psi when tire is hot. There is about 1 psi increase in pressure for a 10 degree rise in temperature

*Tires require less refill when nitrogen gas is used in place of air. Tires have microscopic pores through which air can escape over time. With nitrogen which have bigger molecules than oxygen, tire pressures remain stable over time

*Always use manufacturers' recommended inflation pressure which goes with using same or similar specifications tire with manufacturer's recommendation. About 3 psi above manufacturer's recommendation is okay for bad roads

*Never exceed maximum tire inflation pressure marked on the tire's side