Tire inflation is vital to summertime driving. Chances are you are putting more highway miles on your car…or at least you will be. The intense summer heat combined with those hard-driving miles spells wear and tear when the rubber meets the road. The air pressure is what supports the weight of your vehicle NOT the tire itself.
It is vitally important to remember that air pressure expands when heated and contracts when cooled. Of course, this happens not only seasonally, but day and night as well as you consider when you will be traveling this summer. Here is a tip…for every 10 degrees the tire pressure will increase by 1 pound per square inch. Think about that as the temperature nears 100 degrees!
Whether you are doing the same driving this summer that you do 12 months a year or you are headed out on a summer vacation it is important to have your tires examined by a professional. That man in the Raleigh North Carolina area is Jim Liacos. Jim has spent his entire adult life repairing cars. Jim’s Auto Services is your Raleigh tire care expert. Drive in for a check-up today at 3711 Tarheel Drive.