What You Need To Know About Tire Pressure
When you think of your car’s safety features, what comes to mind? The seatbelt? Antilock braking system? Side airbags? Your tires may not be your first thought, but they should be!
Your vehicle’s four tires are your only point of connection with the road. When they do not properly function, you are in serious danger of skidding off the road or into another vehicle. Without proper tire pressure, your vehicle could hydroplane during a rainstorm. Low pressure also makes it more difficult for your car to come to a quick stop and for your tire’s to grip the road. Obviously, this is something you want to avoid, but how do you avoid underinflated tires?
One of the best things you can do to ensure your tires keep your car safely on the road is pay attention to its tire pressure. Even if your vehicle has a tire pressure monitoring system, it will not alert you until your vehicle is 25 percent below the recommended psi! That is why it is important to not rely entirely on your car’s monitoring system.
What can you do? First, regularly check your tire pressure. It is a quick and easy thing to do and could save your life! Then, when you do fill up your tires, experts recommend setting them at three psi above what is recommended in your owner’s manual. This gives you more cushion (literally!), since tires deflate over time.
Caring for your tires can help you stay safe out on the road, but to be truly protected you need great auto insurance. To get the right California coverage, contact Stromsoe Insurance Agency today!