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April 15, 2017

Proper Tire Pressure

The recommended tire pressure can be found in your Buick owner's manual and on the side of the tire for a reason. Just a couple of pounds of under inflation can cause all sorts of problems for your wheels and tires. Here we will break down a few reasons as to why.

Handling: For car enthusiast like ourselves, the way a car handles is one of the more important factors in choosing a car. By not having proper tire pressure, you have less control of your Buick by it not performing at the level it should be. At high speeds, your under inflated tires extend your stopping distances.

Fuel Economy: Have you ever tried pushing anything with a low to flat tire like a dolly or bicycle? It can almost feel as if you are trying to push it through sand. Not having proper tire pressure adds resistance to your Buick and now it must work harder to get you going. Over the course of the year this can add up to hundreds of dollars lost by not properly inflating your tires.

Tire Wear: When a tire is under inflated, pressure and stress is put on its internal parts especially the steel belts. When you add heat to the mix, you get uneven tread wear and a shorter life span of the tire.

Wheel Damage: An under inflated tire does not absorb and protect a wheel from hazardous road conditions like potholes. If there is not enough air in the tire to absorb the impact from a pot hole or curb, a wheel can be easily bent and damaged. This is more evident in low profile tires where the side wall of the tire is fairly small.

Proper tire inflation is beneficial to great fuel economy. Most cars nowadays do come with tire pressure sensors that automatically monitor your tire pressure. There is really no excuse for not keeping up the proper tire pressure. If you have an older Buick, you will want to check your tires at least once a month. Investing in a quality tire pressure gauge and keeping it in the glove box is a good investment. Never rely on the tire gauges from the gas station. Lastly remember to always check your tire pressure when your tires are cold. Air expands when it is hot and may give off false readings.

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) California Tire Dealers Association Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)