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Posts Tagged: low tire pressure

Get better gas mileage

How to get  better gas mileage 10 ways to improve gas mileage 1. Keep your tires inflated to the pressure listed on the label inside the driver’s door pillar. Most drivers never check their tire pressure, and that can cost you at the pump. An underinflated tire deflects more energy, increasing rolling resistance, which robs the vehicle of fuel efficiency. Tires lose pressure over time and running a tire 20 percent underinflated, which is 5 to 7 psi below the recommended pressure can increase your fuel consumption by 10 percent. … Read More

Tire Pressure and Outside Temperature

Tire Pressure sensor, TPMS light on, and the relationship to Outside Temperature Tire pressure monitoring systems are required on all 2007 and newer cars. The new law mandates that the driver be notified when tire pressure is 25% below the manufacturer’s recommendations. You may already have TPMS on your vehicle. But did you know that outside temperature can mess with these systems? That’s right. A 10° change in tire temperature results in a 1 psi difference in air pressure. So if your tire was already low on air and temps … Read More


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