The Pitfalls of Driving on Tires with the Wrong Air Pressure

If the tire pressure indicator in your vehicle sounds off an alert, don't think this is something you can simply put off. Here are some of the signs of trouble your car tires could experience if the air pressure is not correct and you ignore the problem.

The tires on your car that have too much air are going to ride mostly on the center of the tread. This makes it harder to control the vehicle on wet roads, and it means that one area gets to wear faster than the rest of the treads.

If the tires on the car are underinflated, too much tread is contacting the highway, creating excess heat and friction that will wear those areas faster. This also means that in addition to rough handling, the tires now are at risk to a blowout.

Bring your vehicle to Volvo Cars of Santa Monica and schedule a tire rotation appointment today.
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