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There are thousands of components in today’s modern vehicles, but there is only one that is responsible for contacting the road surface and making sure you stay put. That vital component is the tire. Tires are one of the most important safety items on your vehicle. The Rubber Manufacturers Association suggests that drivers take just five minutes each month to examine your tires inflation and tread wear. If you want to get the most out of your tires and extend their life as far as possible, follow these pressure guidelines.

Your tires’ #1 enemy is under-inflation. By not adequately inflating your tires you could be causing unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control, and potential accidents. Keep in mind that a tire can lose up to half of its pressure and still not even look flat! This problem is completely avoidable by simply checking tire pressure on a regular basis. A tire pressure gauge is a valuable tool that costs a few bucks and can save you hundreds down the road.

For the most accurate reading, check your tires cold. The best time for a pressure reading is when they haven’t been driven on for a while. The pressure in your tires increases as temperature increases. Record how many PSI below specification the tires are and write it down. This will help because the tires will read differently when you get to where you are going to fill them up. Then whatever reading you get, simply add however many PSI you recorded earlier.

If you are in need of new Lincoln tires make sure you see an ASE Certified Technician to receive the most reliable and professional expertise.