The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently conducted a study to show the importance of having properly inflated tires. Their findings were somewhat shocking. They found that almost 1 in 20 crashes can be directly attributed to under inflated tires. This is a shocking number considering how easy it is to make sure your tire and wheel package are operating at the correct level of inflation. However, many people simply do not find the time to take this potentially life-saving step. Under inflation can greatly affect the performance of your ride, even if you have custom wheels like those offered by TSW wheels.
It is not difficult to tell you have a tire issue when one of them is flat or popped. However, many people do not know how to check their tires to make certain that the correct pressure is in them. You can easily consult your vehicle’s owner manual and it will be able to tell you exactly the correct amount of tire pressure you need in each tire. Having underinflated tires greatly increases your chances to be involved in an automobile crash. Also, having under inflated tires will cause your tires to wear more quickly, and you will not get as good of gas mileage as you would have if your tires were properly inflated.
Having low tire pressure decreases the ability of a car even in the most perfect driving conditions. However, when it rains or snows, having low tire pressure can become even more hazardous. If you need to swerve out of the way of something, or perform an emergency maneuver, you could easily lose control of your vehicle and crash. Even if a tire is only 25% under-inflated, which doesn’t sound like a lot, that can cause a car to be up to three times more likely to be involved in an accident.
n these difficult economic times, it is easy for people to begin to ignore issues with their cars that seem to be working fine. Ten years ago, Ford had to perform a recall on more than 13 million tires that were used on their Ford Explorer. It was one of the largest recalls ever in the automotive industry. Since then, industry regulators have been studying and paying much closer attention to tire safety. Another problem, besides under-inflation, is wear accumulated on tires.
Most people think they are too busy to be worried about things on their cars and trucks that they take for granted, including tire pressure. Also, these systems are prone to alert someone that their tire pressure is low when, in fact, it is not. This causes many people to simply ignore the warning. Recently, Congress has passed a law that mandates that all cars and trucks are equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system.
There is no point in buying a great new set of Beyern or TSW wheels if you are not going to maintain the pressure of the tires. Tire pressure is overlooked far too often by motorists, at it is causing many crashes and accidents that could have easily been avoided. Check your vehicles owner manual and you will be able to see what the optimal amount of pressure for them is. By maintaining the correct tire pressure you will not only experience a better ride, but you will be much safer on the road. Get a decent rim and wheel package to save money.