The Importance of Tire Pressure

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Having your vehicle serviced for routine maintenance is the easiest way to ensure your car has a long lifespan and drives the way it was designed around Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Waveland.

One simple way to maintain your vehicle’s performance is making sure the tire pressure is within a safe range at all times. To help you continue to keep your vehicle within its great condition, our team at Pat Peck Nissan wanted to share more details on the importance of tire pressure.

Why Is Tire Pressure Important?

There are a variety of reasons that you should regularly make sure your tires have enough air in them and maintain their recommended level of pressure. There are many benefits you have to gain by doing so.

First, you are enhancing your safety with properly inflated tires. When the tires have the right amount of pressure in them, they perform better in all situations. The tires will be able to get a better grip on the road surface and can maintain that stability through sharp turns and hilly roads. Having good tire pressure will give you better handling and control while driving. It also will allow you to stop quicker when you need to abruptly come to a stop in an emergency situation.

Along with safer driving, having your tires inflated to the proper air pressure will also give you better fuel economy. When your tires are under-inflated, the engine has to work harder, which means you are using up your gas at a faster rate.

Checking Your Tire Pressure

It’s important to regularly check your tire pressure to always keep its pressure within the recommended range. You first should refer to your owner’s manual and find what your vehicle’s specific tire pressure should be.

Then when you check the tire pressure, you want to make sure to do so before driving when the tires are not hot. You also will want to get into the habit of checking the pressure in your tires once a week.

Other Tire Maintenance That Is Needed

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Along with having the right amount of pressure in your car’s tires, it’s also important to drive on tires that have enough tread on them as well. The tread on the tires will also help keep your car stable and gives you excellent traction as you drive on all types of roads in various conditions.

Over time, the tread on your tires will wear and can do so at an uneven rate. So to keep the wear equalized, you’ll need to have them rotated every so often. You can also have your car serviced to make sure your wheels are aligned and get your tires replaced after they have become too worn.

Have Your Tires Checked at Our Service Center

When it comes to having your tires serviced, you can bring your car into Pat Peck Nissan and have our trained technicians help you make sure you have tires that have the proper amount of air and tread to keep you safe out on the roads of Gulfport, Pascagoula, and Waveland. If you need tire service, schedule a service appointment today.