As a vehicle owner, you’re certain to want the best information possible on caring for your car, truck, or van. We here at Town and Country Ford in Madison, TN are experts when it comes to car care, and we offer the following information on the critical importance of optimal tire pressure.

Tires operate best within a narrow window of internal air pressure. When over-inflated, a tire is prone to excess wear along the center while too little pressure can contribute to wear and damage to the tire’s edges. Both conditions cause tires to require replacement more often than they otherwise would.

Failing to maintain beneficial tire pressure levels doesn’t just affect the condition of the tires. Poor pressure control can have a negative impact on fuel usage and increase wear and tear on the engine as it attempts to compensate for additional friction between the tire and the roadway.

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