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How the Weather Affects Your Tires

Did you know that the temperature outside can affect your tires? You might have noticed the tire alert on your TPMS system go off as the seasons shift. As the weather changes, so does your tire pressure. This is due to the fact that temperature fluctuations result in air volume changes. 

When air becomes cooler, it takes up less volume, meaning the air pressure in your tires will decrease. When air becomes warmer, it takes up more volume, meaning the air pressure will increase.  

It’s important to keep this in mind, especially when the seasons are changing, as you may need to add or decrease the air in your tires depending on how the temperature changes. However, you should also consider that your air pressure will fluctuate throughout the day, as the temperature will change from the morning into the afternoon, so don’t add or release too much air at a time. 

Due to the fact that the temperature can change your tire pressure and you may need to make adjustments, it is important to know how to check your tire pressure and how a tire pressure monitoring system works. Maintaining proper air pressure ensures you will be as safe as possible while on the road.