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Optimum Performance & Mileage from Tire Maintenance

When you maintain proper tire pressure, you ensure that you’ll get more life of your tires. On the other hand, improper tire inflation may result in premature wear. Tire replacement can be costly & unnecessary if proper maintenance is performed.

How Often Should You Check Tire Pressure?

You should check tire pressure at least once a month. Make it part of your monthly maintenance because on average, tires lose approximately 1 pound per square inch (PSI) of tire pressure every month. Pearl City Auto Works will happily inspect tire pressure at any maintenance service or by calling in to request tire pressure service.
Tire pressure can also change drastically in winter temperatures. For every 10 degrees Fahrenheit change in ambient temperature, tire pressure will change by approximately 1 PSI. So, check your tires when your vehicle is cold.
Inputting the proper PSI is also essential to performance. The proper PSI is located on the side wall of the tire. Use a tire inflator with a gauge to properly inflate tire pressures.

What is TPMS?

A tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure on various types of vehicles. TPMS report real-time tire-pressure information to the driver of the vehicle via the dashboard indicators. TPMS will warn the driver of insufficient air pressure. Some vehicles will indicate the tire pressure of each individual tire so the driver can inflate appropriate tire.

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