A basic penny test will tell you how low the treads on your tires are. Once the treads become too low, they lose traction and other problems can manifest. Often, the culprit for low treads is low tire pressure. Over time, treads decrease due to use. However, treads will wear out faster when the tires are not properly inflated. Also, beware of problems with overinflation.

Improper air pressure can cause multiple problems. Low air pressure also creates troubles with gas mileage. Drivers end up spending more money on fuel due to their tire pressure.

Adding air to tires is not difficult. You can use a gas station air pump or purchase a portable one. Keep regular tabs on the psi in your tires, and add the proper amount of air when necessary. Deflating overinflated tires to their proper levels becomes necessary at times, as well.

At Genesis of Amherst, our service department handles tire and other maintenance services. Call us for an appointment in Amherst.

 

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