Tire Pressure and Air Temperature

When the temperatures cool down in the fall, it’s a good idea to check the air pressure in your tires. Tire pressure can drop dramatically with sudden drops in temperature.  In general, for every 10-degree  Fahrenheit change in air temperature, the pressure in a car tire will change by one pound per square inch. Temperatures in Montana can suddenly drop by about 50 degrees in the fall which means the pressure in your tires can drop by 5 pounds per square inch.

Keeping your tires at optimal pressure means improved gas mileage. Under-inflated tires will also wear more quickly because the rubber flexes too much. By keeping proper air pressure in your tires, you’re extending their life.

Don’t rely on the tire pressure warning light on your dash to let you know when your tires are low on air. Most tire pressure monitoring systems, by design, only alert you when one tire is 10% lower than the other three. Therefore, it’s a good idea to check your tire inflation regularly.

Tire Pressure Sticker on Car Door PostOptimum Tire Pressure

If you’re wondering what the ideal pressure is for your tires, look for the placard or sticker located on the inside post of your driver’s door or on the end of the door itself.

Feel free to drop by Roemer’s Point S Tire & Auto Service anytime and we’ll check the pressure in your tires for free. It’s one of the many benefits of working with our locally owned and operated tire store in Missoula. We take pride in putting our customers first.

Roemer’s Point S Tire & Auto Service is located at 240 E. Broadway in the heart of downtown Missoula. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30 pm and we’d love to see you anytime!

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