Checking The Tire Pressure And Keeping The Tires Inflated Corre

  •   pressure gauge manufacturer tells you why it is important to check tire pressure?

      Checking tire pressure and keeping the tires inflated properly is a cumbersome task, but it is much easier than dealing with the consequences of under-inflated tires. Low tire pressure will have a negative impact on operation, tire wear, fuel economy (most importantly safety).

      Low tire pressure can also reduce the car’s responsiveness and traction, making it more difficult to avoid an emergency (please consider switching lanes or avoiding potholes at the last minute of a traffic accident). Less traction also means that your car engine will have to work harder and consume more gasoline than it needs. According to EPA regulations, properly inflated tires can increase fuel efficiency by 3% or more. That's the money in your pocket!

      Under-inflated tires can reduce fuel economy. Under-inflated tires can reduce the average pressure by 1 PSI, which can reduce gasoline mileage by about 0.2%.

      Although it may not seem like much at first, let's assume that your tires are underinflated by about 12 psi, which is quite common. Assuming that you drive an average of 13,476 miles per year, an underinflated tire will waste about a full tank of gasoline each year.

      But this is not all.

      Under-inflation can cause tire deformation, thereby increasing wear, especially on the sidewall of the tire, which makes the tire more likely to blow out, which no one wants to experience.

      A tire blowout kills about 500 drivers every year and causes more than 2,000 accidents in the United States alone.

      To make matters worse, most tire blowouts are caused by under-inflated tires. The tire pressure management system has been mandatory since 2007, so if you are driving a newer car, your car will tell you when you need to inflate.

      However, if you are driving an old car, it is very important to check the tire pressure with a Gas test gauge at least once a month.

      It is important to know that in under-inflation or under-deflation conditions, tires may lose tire pressure. So just because the tire looks okay doesn’t always mean it’s okay.