It’s OK If You Overinflate A Little

Often, in the cold weather, if your car has a tire pressure warning indicator, it will come on, notifying you that your tires have fallen below the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure. For most of us, this is about 33 PSI. If you go to the local convenience store or service station to use one of the self-serve tire pumps, don’t sweat it if you go over a bit. In fact, it may actually be a good thing.

In Vermont we can have wild temperature swings in the transition from winter to spring. Some years it feels like we skip spring altogether and go straight to July! With all these fluctuations in temperature, you can be assured that your tires are fluctuating the pressure within them as well, and it will almost certainly go down some. So if you put air in your tires and the guage says 35 PSI, don’t let that air out! Keep it in, because I doubt you will be checking the tire pressure five times a day.

If your tires look bald or are having slow leaks, or are just plain old, come in and see us for an evaluation of your tires! If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!