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How Low Tire Pressure Can Damage Your Vehicle

Last updated 3 years ago

The importance of regularly checking your tire pressure and adding air when necessary cannot be overstated. While you can drive with low tire pressure, it’s not a good idea. Clocking miles with tires that are less inflated than your manufacturer recommends will damage your car and can make driving unsafe for you and others on the road.

Driving with low tire pressure wears down brake pads more quickly, is more likely to lead to skidding, and can significantly reduce the life of a good pair of tires. Even if you are fortunate enough to not experience any of these problems, driving your car with low tire pressure will cost you in the form of extra fuel consumption. Low tire pressure reduces a car’s fuel efficiency and could add more than a dollar to your fuel costs each day that you drive without properly inflated tires.

Adding air to your tires is something that you can easily do on your own, but many tire services require the skills of an experienced tire dealer and automotive repair specialist. If you live in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Tucker, Cumming, or Smyrna, and your vehicle is in need of new tires, wheel alignment, or repairs, visit the Dekalb Tire and Automotive Repair location nearest you or call (404) 252-9895.


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