Tires low as the air turns colder?

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We've learned a lot about under-inflated footballs recently, but did you know that under inflated tires can create a real issue for your car? Tire deflation is both risky and costly.

Here are three money saving reasons to maintaining proper tire pressure:

  • Increased tire life - Under inflated tires increase tire wear placing you at risk of a blowout and reducing tread life.

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  • Better handling and safety - Under inflated tires reduce tire traction increasing the risk of accidents.

  • Better gas mileage - Under inflated tires cost drivers about 20 gallons of gas per year.

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Can't remember the last time you checked your air pressure? Here are three tips to inflate:

  • Use a tire gauge to check tire pressure monthly.

  • Remember the colder it is the more deflating Mother Nature can be on your tires.

  • Use the guide on the driver side door jamb (not the actual tire) to determine proper tire pressure for your car.

Source:

Kip Diggs, State Farm Insurance / Public Affairs

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