Having the right tire pressure is essential for handling and performance. It's also essential for keeping you safe. At Zeigler Maserati of Grandville, we want drivers to understand the drawbacks and dangers of riding on tires that are either over- or under-inflated.

Improper Weight Distribution

Tires that are over- or under-inflated have the incorrect tire pressure. This leads to unbalanced weight distribution. If a tire is over-inflated, excess weight and pressure will be placed on a thin, center strip of its surface. When under-inflated, this extra pressure is placed on the outer edges. In both instances, imbalanced weight distribution will lead to faster wear. It can also result in one or more blowouts.

Lower Gas Mileage

Having incorrect tire pressure is unsafe, but it can also be detrimental to your wallet. This is especially true with under-inflation. Soft tires force the vehicle to work harder while moving, thereby increasing fuel use. To have your tires serviced by seasoned, friendly professionals, come see us at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville now.

 

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