Checking your tires on a regular basis can definitely help you improve your gas mileage and is an important part of regular vehicle maintenance.
Proper tire pressure of all 4 tires improves gas mileage because it handles the vehicle better. If you keep the tire pressure at its optimum level, it can help the vehicle flow better with air and travel much more easily. As a result, your gas mileage will improve as well. Also, keep in mind that the better the vehicle operates, the more driven it is. This will lower the risk of getting a flat tire, the tendency to slide.
Once the tire is down in the sky there will be a drawn tension on the vehicle which is another way to explain why fuel mileage will be affected. This pull will also affect the way the car operates. I know this is saying the exact same thing but the reason I say it in a slightly different way is to emphasize the importance of regularly checking your tire pressure. Consider that this little detail is even more important during the winter. The reason, of course, is the increased risk of snow or ice climbing during this time of year.
Checking your tire pressure can often help keep you safe on the road. This will reduce the wear of your tires. Driving relentlessly with low tire pressure can cause the belts in the tire to be torn or disturbed.
How long should your tire pressure be tested?
You should check it at least once a week. You should also check this before going on a long trip.
How do we check the tire pressure? This is the size of the tire on the side of the tire. You can also check your owner’s manual. It will also tell you what air pressure should be inside the tire. It should look something along the line of 35-PSI or 40-PSI. Remove the air cap from the valve stem. Take your pressure gauge and apply it to the valve stem. The tire pressure gauge indicates how much pressure the tire has. Make sure your tire reads the same as the PSI indicates. Also, make sure that all 4 tires have the same tire ventilation or PSI reading.
How do you inflate your tires to the appropriate PSI level? Here are 2 ways:
- If you have your own air compressor, you can attach the hose to the valve stem and fill the tire with air. Be sure not to overfill. Be sure to take your tire pressure gauge and check the level.
- If you don’t have your own air compressor, just look at the nearest gas station and search for ‘sky’. Again, make sure you have a tire pressure gauge with you so you can fill your tires with the correct PSI level.