Summer is always a time when you need to take caution. You need to be careful of taking care of not only your body in the heat, but also your car and your tires.
Just like you take care to drink extra water during the summer, you also need to keep you tires running to the best of their ability as well. Tires can fail when heat and temperatures are excessive and high.
The heat along with having under inflated tires, which creates friction combined, could equal disaster on the road this summer.
Also, the older that tires are, the more air pressure and keeping it at the proper level is a priority.
No matter where you live, tire pressure combined with heat can lead to a potential tire blowout. In the deserts of Arizona, where temperatures can reach up to 120 degrees, tire pressure is so important to keeping your vehicle running and keeping tires from blowing out.
But don’t think that this is not a risk if you live in other states across the Union as well. There are considerable heat waves even in the Midwest.
Tire pressure is one of the number one things that goes neglected on the vehicles of Americans. If you tires are not properly inflated there is more friction created on the road and the tire could be blown out more easily.
Also having properly inflated tires leads to having better gas mileage and will save you money in the long run. Americans waste fuel every year on improperly inflated tires. And wasting fuel, wastes money.
In this economy, we could all save some bucks. So make sure your tires are properly inflated for your summer road trips. Don’t risk a blowout on the freeway.