Tires are an essential part of the vehicle, and they are the only ones that come into contact with the road. Your tires must be in good shape to enhance safety and comfort. The tire pressure matters because it affects the braking and handling of the vehicle. Incorrect tire pressure can either be over inflation or under inflation. Either, way the tires will be at risk of wearing out unevenly.

Underinflated tires strain to move the car. The strain produces excess heat that tears down the edges of the tire. Also, underinflated tires increase fuel consumption by about 5%. The tires depend on engine power to turn, and an increase in engine power results in more fuel consumption. Overinflated tires are stiff and cannot grip the road. This makes it dangerous when driving because you can quickly lose control. Also, overinflated tires have excess pressure. Excessive pressure can easily cause an explosive flat tire.

 

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