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Today’s Three Seconds: Low Tire Pressure

Have you ever started your car and immediately received a low tire pressure notification? If so, here’s what you should do. First and foremost, it’s crucial not to drive on significantly underinflated tires. Stay parked and inspect your tires for any signs of punctures or holes. It’s not uncommon for tires to be punctured by shards of glass, nails, or other debris while driving. If you don’t notice any punctures, the issue could be related to the weather. Cold temperatures can cause a decrease in tire pressure. Alternatively, it may be time to replace your tires if they are old and worn. However, in many cases, the most common and simple solution is to refill your tires. Make it a habit to regularly check your tire pressure, ideally every two to four weeks, as part of your routine maintenance.

Winter Driving

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Today’s Three Seconds: Tire Pressure During Winter

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When the cold of winter comes, it’s important to check your tire pressure. While nobody wants to check their tire pressure outside in the cold, it’s important to do so since cold air reduces the air pressure in your tires. Low tire pressure can be extremely dangerous. When your tire pressure is low, it can lead to a blowout, increase braking time, and also reduce your tire life. When temperatures are colder than usual your tire pressure can drop about 1 – 2 pounds per square inch for every 10℉ in temperature change. So this winter make sure to take a few extra seconds to check your tires for your safety and the safety of others. Stay warm and stay safe!

Save Gas… Check Your Tires

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Today’s Three Seconds: Proper Tire Inflation

3 Second StopKeeping your tires properly inflated will save you money. The average vehicle will get three to four miles more per gallon when the tires are properly inflated. By checking the pressure of your tires regularly, about once a week, you’ll not only reduce the chances of a blowout, you’ll also save money at the gas pump. Proper tire maintenance is one easy way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut your vehicle’s fuel consumption, and lower the risk of an accident, all at the same time. It’s simple, economical, environmentally friendly and smart.

Extend the Life of Your Car

Regular Maintenance is Key

Keeping your vehicle well-maintained is important to preserve its longevity, and you don’t have to splurge on a new car every few year to do so either. By following these simple tips, you’ll keep you car running as if it was new.

Change Filters
It’s a given that you should get your car’s oil changed on a regular basis, but a lot of drivers often forget about the other fluids and filters, such as the air filter which helps the engine last longer.

Check Cooling Systems
Maintaining the proper coolant level is extremely important. A failed cooling system and/or hoses could result in a futile engine.

Pressure Check
Most people don’t pay much attention to their tires. But, the wrong pressure not only ruins your tires, which is bad for the vehicle all together, but it could also affect your fuel economy and present major safety issues.

Pay Attention To The Gauges
As discussed in a previous blog, most drivers ignore warning signs. They are your indicators when something is wrong with your oil pressure, cooling system or in newer vehicles, your tire pressure.

Get Regular Checkups
Find a repair shop and a good mechanic you trust! It’s important that your car gets regular checkups to maintain its overall makeup and to prevent future problems from occurring.