Are your car tyres over inflated?

Posted by Cal on 2 April 2013

Categorised in General

If you are in the habit of giving your car tyres a quick visual check every now and then to check for inflation issues, you may be missing a key aspect of tyre maintenance.

That's because while it may be easy to spot under inflated tyres, it can be more difficult for the untrained eye to catch instances of over inflation.

What many people may not realise is that over inflation can be just as harmful as under inflation.

When a tyre is over inflated, the area of tread that contacts the road is reduced and this can lead to uneven wear, as well as reduced handling performance.

Over inflation can also make the ride of your vehicle harder, as the tyre will not absorb as much shock.

This means that tyres could be damaged more easily when they encounter potholes or other irregularities in the road surface.

So what can you do if you find that your tyres are over inflated, compared to the recommended air pressure for your vehicle?

It's quite simple! The handy air pressure gun at service stations is your best friend.

Not only can it check your tyre pressure and help you to inflate your tyres, it can also be used to let air out of over inflated tyres so that you can get the right air pressure every time.

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