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Tire Maintenance During Those Cold Winter Months

As a vehicle owner, it's important that you understand how critical it is to maintain your tires throughout the cold winter months and what can happen if you don’t.

During the winter, the cold air causes your tires to lose some of their air. The dropping temperatures cause the air to become much denser which can then begin to lower the air pressure of your tires.

Checking your air pressure on a regular basis during the winter months is important to preventing disaster while on the road. Properly inflated tires help you maintain traction while driving on those icy roads.

You should never wait for the tire pressure light to go on either. The cooler temperature outside will cause the tire pressure to drop approximately 1 psi for every 10 degrees the temperature falls. Get into the habit of checking your tire's air pressure with a gauge and get them filled when they are too low.

An underinflated tire loses traction, has a higher rolling resistance, and can even go as far as reducing your fuel economy. It can also cause the tires to wear much faster which means you will need replacements far sooner than you expected.

To avoid all these issues, keep your tires properly filled and maintained at all times. For additional tips and safety checks, visit your local Bruneel Point S today!

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