Monthly Archives: June 2015

Are your tires properly inflated?

Kick the Tires It’s not a bad idea to give the ol’ tires a kick now and then. Did you know that over- or under-inflated tires cost you money, pollutes our environment and manipulates your vehicle’s designed handling capabilities? Save Money Under inflated tires by only four or five psi can reduce gas mileage as much as 10%. Reduce Emissions Burning extra gasoline unnecessarily adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Maintain Handling When tuning chassis systems for safe and consistent handling behaviors, specific tire sizes and inflation pressures are key to the engineered specifications. How to Read a Tire You can find all the information you need to know about your tires right on the tires themselves. Each tire has its width, sidewall height, construction, wheel diameter, weight load code, speed rating and maximum tire inflation rating written on the side of the tire. For example: 195/60R15 87H ... read more

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