Your tires have a very important role in car control, safety and comfort. To optimize your car's control, safety and comfort you should keep a close eye on your tire's air pressure. A lot of new cars have tire pressure sensors built in, but if they don't you should check this regularly.
Problems with tire over-inflation
Constant driving with over-inflated tires can be hazardous. Your car's recommended PSI can generally be found on the driver's door jam or the car's manual. Driving with over-inflated tires will make the tire stiff and rigid. This will decrease your ability to control your car and puts the tire more at risk for damage. An over-inflated tire can be more at risk for explosive flat due to the excessive air pressure.
Under-inflated tires decreases the life of your tire.
Driving with your tires under-inflated can cause numerous problems for a vehicle. Low tire pressure can reduce your tire's life by 25%.
Other issue with under-inflated tires are:
Reduction in fuel economy
Lack of control
Bumpy and uncomfortable ride
Proper tire pressure is important and should not be take lightly. If you continually need to add air pressure to your tire, you may have a leak. The Tire Guy is here to help you out with whatever vehicle maintenance you may need.