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The tires of your vehicle will always need to have the proper air pressure in them. During the winter, you will see a decrease in the air for them. This is because the colder temperatures will decrease the air in the tires. If you have aluminum rims, this can also increase the chance of the tires going low. The tires may give a false reading, so it is important to know when you should check the air in them. Make sure that the vehicle has sat for a while. This will help you get an accurate reading for air pressure. When you check the air pressure after you have driven the vehicle, it can give you a false reading.

Air pressure in winter

The winter weather is also more difficult to drive in, than the other times of the year. You will want to make sure that you do everything you can to help prevent the tires from becoming damaged. With proper air pressure, you reduce some of these chances. This can include a tire blowing out from being under inflated, or picking up sharp objects from being over inflated. If your tire becomes damaged, you will have to wait until you can tow the vehicle, or you can put on the spare tire. Since the spare tire may be needed, it is always best to make sure it is in proper condition as well.

Inspect the tires

You should also take the time to visually inspect the tires as well. Check for any cracks or dry rot. Sometimes the sun can lead to a dried out tire during the summer. This can make it less than ideal to drive on, and you will start to notice some issue with it. Any sign of damage should be taken seriously. You can bring the vehicle in and we can check the tires for you.