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What Happens When Your Tires Are Underinflated?

What Happens When Your Tires Are Underinflated?

So, you are all ready to go to work when you notice that one of your car tires stands a little lower than usual. Of course, this does not look like such a serious case, and you might be tempted to ignore and take care of it "later." All the same, driving with inflated tires can cause significant problems in your car and is also downright dangerous to you, your passengers, and other road users. When your car tire is underinflated, a more significant part of its surface comes into contact with the road, increasing friction. Consequently, the tires tend to overheat, causing tread separation, premature and even wear, and blowouts. Most car manufactures recommend that you take your vehicle in for a routine air pressure check at least once a month. However, most drivers tend to ignore this until the tire pressure appears low. Please note that your tires can lose much pressure and appear fully inflated to your eyes. If you want to determine your tire pressure, check out your tire ... read more