You won't notice any difference in tire wear, handling or braking. If I go with 29 psi, I will have a softer ride and worse gas mileage. Knowing and maintaining the right air pressure is important to the safety and longevity of your tires.
All it takes is a and a few minutes of your time. And if the temperature goes in the other direction, no harm will be done. So if you fill your tires to 33 psi when it's 75 degrees out, and it drops to 25 degrees at night, your tires will be at 28 psi. Dear Car Talk: Higher pressure generally is not dangerous, as long as you stay well below the "maximum inflation pressure.
My 2017 Toyota Tacoma calls for 33 pounds of air in all four tires. As you say, tire pressure changes along with the outside temperature.
That's too low. So, in your case, I'd recommend that you put 35 or 36 psi in the tires and just leave it there. What are the safe high and low limits for tire pressure? Generally speaking, your tire will gain or lose one PSI for every 10-degree change in temperature, which means if you have a sudden drop of 30 degrees, you could lose three PSI overnight. This makes tire pressure difficult to maintain. As you say, at worst you'll end up with better fuel economy and a slightly firmer butt massage while you drive around, Gary.
Once you have the right tire pressure, make sure you also have the right coverage. If your tires were already low, this could cause tire damage, steering problems or even a flat tire. Where I live, during certain times of year, temperatures can range from a high in the 70s to a low in the 20s and back to a high in the 50s, all within two or three days.
They wear out more rapidly, handle poorly and reduce fuel efficiency. Powered by. I know if I go with 35 psi, I will have a hard ride and better gas mileage. Tire maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your car from a safety and cost standpoint. The easiest way to care for your tires is both quick and inexpensive: Some experts recommend you check the air pressure every time you refuel; others say once a month is sufficient.
But for safety, when do I need to actually adjust it, in either direction? Driving on under-inflated tires is one of the biggest causes of tire failure, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , and under-inflated tires present many other problems. Pressure recommendations are based on readings taken from Check the pressure first thing in the morning or wait at least three hours after driving; this provides sufficient time for them to cool back down.
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