Are Your Tires Properly Inflated?

Tire Pressure and Auto Insurance Van Alstyne TXTire Pressure and Auto Insurance

Your tires are the only part of your vehicle that touch the road, which makes them one of the most important safety features of your car. Knowing what to do if your tire pressure light comes on can help to keep you safe while on the road.

Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is not required to light up until your tires are inflated to 25 percent below the tire pressure that is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. This means that you can be driving on underinflated tires without ever knowing it. TPMS regulations were put in place not to notify the driver that their tires are a little low, but to notify them of imminent tire failure.

Checking your tire pressure at least once a month can help to ensure that you do not run into any serious trouble on the road. If your tire pressure light does go on, it should be addressed as soon as possible. Take your car to your mechanic, or fill the tire yourself. Most gas stations have air filling stations so that you can keep your tires at a safe pressure.

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