Why Tire Pressure Matters

The tires on your vehicle have a very important job. They are, in fact, the only part of the vehicle that makes contact with the road. Keeping them in top-running shape is crucial to your vehicle’s handling and your safety.

When the tires are either over or under-inflated, it causes them to wear unevenly, and it reduces their traction’s effectiveness. Tires that are underinflated create excess heat that eventually erodes the tire’s edge and sidewall. They need to work much harder than necessary to move the car. Driving on over-inflated tires creates a situation where the tread can’t grip the road and could cause you to lose control on wet pavement. Additionally, over-inflated tires wear the center.

When you’re in Hazard, KY, make it a point to stop at Tim Short Chrysler. Our knowledgeable service technicians are here to help you with proper tire inflation.

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