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Truck Tire Air Pressure: Why Proper Inflated Tire is so Important?

The air pressure in your tires plays a fundamental row in the operation of your truck. Tire inflation is the first rule of vehicle safety that you should always remember to check and keep right. The right tire pressure will ensure that your truck works how it was designed efficiently while also extending the age of your tires. Make sure that the pressure is right at the tire manufacturer’s recommended air pressure level. In the long run, this practice will also increase the safety of your vehicle and gas savings. 

What can cause tire inflation changes?
There are factors that can affect tire pressure and some are non-avoidable. The temperature can change your PSI (Pounds of force per square inch), approximately 1 PSI every time there is a 10-degree temperature change. Depending on where you live, the temperature can change drastically in each season. From summer to Winter up to 5 PSI can change depending on the weather changes. Time is also another consideration with about 1 PSI affected per month. This is why regular tire pressure checks should be practiced normally. 



Believe it or not, underinflation is the most common pressure issue with tires. In fact, it is probably the reason why your previous tires did not last as long as they should have. About 95% of tire failures are caused by underinflation. Especially if your truck is used for heavy work daily, driving with underinflated trucks can be very dangerous and lead to unexpected incidents. A temperature 20 degrees warmer than usual means your operating a vehicle with tire pressure that is 10% lower than usual. This can lead to damaging your internal tire structure from heat buildup. In the worst cases, it can even lead to tire blowouts.  



We have to remember that the tires are carrying the truck at all times. The right tires for the job are crucial and so is the air pressure the specific tires require. Overinflation is less risky than underinflation, but you still need to avoid it. This causes tight tires meaning that they will be weaker, increasing the chances of punctures. The tire footprint will change and affect the tire traction. Overinflation will reduce your tire life by up to 15% and is also a safety concern. 


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