It’s easy to ignore the tire pressure sensor when it goes off. You might put it off by thinking “I’ll fill it up next time I get gas” or “It can wait another day” or maybe you don’t know how to fill a tire. Over time, these factors may lead to a shorter tire life-span. Although, at the time it seems minor, overlooking small issues could go south quickly.
Not only does ignoring your tires affect the lifespan, but it also affects your gas mileage. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper amount will save you hundreds of dollars in gas per year. It’s dangerous to drive at a high-speeds with a tire that is not properly inflated. This is not only dangerous to the operator, but also to every other driver on the road. For example, under-inflation of a tire could make it more difficult for the operator to control the vehicle and can also lead to skidding when trying to slow down quickly, which is dangerous. While you are utilizing more gas with under inflated tires, you are also releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Automobiles that have under inflated tires release 1.5 tons of extra gases into the environment each year.
Keeping your tires properly inflated not only promotes a healthy driving environment but also reduces the cost of fuel.
While it can be confusing to know how often you should fill up your tires, stopping by your loal automotive shop to ask questions will help point you in the right direction. Visit Andy’s Auto Service today for a quick tire check-up. www.andysautobridgeville.com or call 412-478-9304.