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Do Tires Need to Be Inflated in Cold Weather?

Do Tires Need to Be Inflated in Cold Weather?

There are many things that can lead to driving dangerously. When you're driving you to want to do everything in your power to ensure that you're driving as safe as you possibly can. One thing that many don't consider when it comes to safe driving is tire pressure, especially during cold weather. You want to guarantee that your tire pressure is always right for cold weather. Here are some details on how cold weather can affect your tires and what you need to do! When you're experiencing cold weather, it's good to know what will happen to your tires. When the temperature has dropped the pressure in your tires is affected. This is due to the molecules in the air moving slower and coming closer together. Your tires may lose 1-2 pounds per square inch (PSI) for every ten degrees of change in weather when the temperature drops. When you notice this happening, you don't want to ignore it. A slight decrease in your tire pressure may be difficult to notice, but it can ... read more

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