When the temperature drops, so does your tire pressure.
At Off Road Rim Financing, we are proud to be your premier source for wheel and tire financing, but we don’t just stop there, we also want you to stay safe out there. That’s why, in our last blog, our experts talked about how the cold weather can lower the pressure in your tires. With just a ten degree drop in the temperature, your tires could lose between one and two pounds of pressure, which could put your safety at risk. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, underinflated tires makes you three times more likely to be in an accident associated with tire problems.
Taking the time to check your tire pressure just might save your life.
Low tire pressure is a major concern, especially during the cold winter months, and taking the time to check your tire pressure on a regular basis just might save your life. Underinflated tires affect steering and handling and increase braking distances. Another risk with underinflated tires is overheating. Over time, heat can start to build up in underinflated tires, and overheated tires can easily lead to blowouts. Driving with low tire pressure is incredibly dangerous, but by regularly checking your tire pressure, it’s easy to keep your tires properly inflated.
Checking your tire pressure will only take a few minutes, and it is an easy job that just might save your life. If you are due for new tires or rims, contact us at Off Road Rim Financing today! We are dedicated to helping you find the right tires and rims for your needs.