The Importance of Correct Tire Pressure

Correct tire pressure keeps vehicle occupants safer on the road along with enhancing gas mileage. A simple tire gauge enables vehicle owners to routinely check the pressure, which can fluctuate from month to month. Underinflated tires put more wear and tear on the outer edges of the rubber, which could lead to undue damage and flats. Conversely, overinflated tires put more stress on the center of the tire, which also leads to damage and flats.

When tires are not properly inflated, they also do not have sufficient traction with the road, which leads to handling problems. Along with correct inflation, tires should be rotated as recommended to ensure even wear. Tire tread depth is also important for proper traction. Although tires are typically manufactured to last for so many miles, they wear faster if they do not receive proper maintenance. Feel free to bring your vehicle to BMW of Honolulu for tire maintenance or replacement.