Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Mar 27, 2018 in General Interest
Properly inflated tires are not only safer, but will save you money as well. Underinflated tires increase stopping distance, and make the vehicle less responsive the steering, both of which can lead to accidents. Underinflated tires are wear tread at a faster rate, whcih means you will have to replace the tires sooner. Underinflated tires ares result in lower gas mileage for the vehicle.
But overinflated tires are also less than ideal. They will also need replacing sooner due to execesive tread wear and they usually result in a less comfortable ride.
Therefore, for both safety and economy, it is important to frequently check your tire pressure, especially if you do not have a tire pressure sensor in your vehicle. Information regarding the optimum tire pressure for your vehicle can usually be found on the driver's door frame and the owner's manual. Older vehicles may have the information elsewhere.
For more information, check out this article from AAA.