Have you ever driven around with low tire pressure thinking it is not a big deal? We are all guilty of it, but the reality is we should take low tire pressure seriously. Although it might seem like a minor detail, low tire pressure can affect your vehicle substantially. From reduced fuel economy to handling inefficiency to safety concerns, the effects of reduced tire pressure are endless. In fact, low tire pressure can be the result of a serious accident that could be avoided by addressing the issue promptly.

Safety is the top concern for vehicles with low tire pressure. Handling inefficiencies and tire reliability are two main concerns. If braking and cornering cannot be performed efficiently, then the ability to avoid accidents is also reduced. Not to mention, low tire pressure causes structural breakdown within tires even if it is for a short period of time. This can lead to tire blowouts, which can cause passenger injury, vehicle body damage, and damage to other surrounding vehicles.

Not only is safety reduced when tire pressure is too low, but a vehicle cannot perform at its expected capacity in this manner. Reduced fuel economy from low tire pressure can be costly and the distribution of weight across all tires is disrupted, too.

 

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