Importance of Having the Correct Air Pressure in Your Tires

Importance of Having the Correct Air Pressure in Your Tires 

The Midwest's weather changes significantly throughout the year. Whether it’s 80 degrees and sunny in July or 2 degrees and icy in January, the importance of checking the air pressure in your tires never goes away. When it's too cold to check your own air pressure, come to our shop in Des Moines if you’re passing by and pour yourself a hot cup of coffee while we do it for you. Let’s chat about the two most important reasons for having the correct air pressure in your tires. 

Ensures Longer Tire Life  

When you maintain proper tire pressure, you ensure that you'll be getting more life out of your tires. We recommend checking your tire pressure at least once a month. Make it part of your monthly maintenance plan because on average, tires lose approximately 1 pound per square inch (PSI) of tire pressure every month. PSI is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your machine at its maximum load. If you have questions on where your tire pressure should be set at, give us a call and we can help you out.   

Watch this how-to video to hear our very own Sean Berardi, demonstrate how to check tire pressure with a simple tire pressure gauge:  

 Machine Performance  

Maintaining proper tire pressure in your equipment's tires directly affects how the machine performs. If you are carrying a heavy load on low tire pressure or even on normal tire pressure, this can cause the tires not to sit correctly, resulting in blown tires or damage to equipment. Checking your tire tread frequently can also keep the machine performing at its best. If the tread begins to wear down, your tires will lose traction and won't grip the road or field when driving through bad weather or wet terrain.  

Weather can have a significant impact on your tires, so as the temps continue to drop, we want to ensure you are taking proper care of your equipment, starting by checking the tire pressure.

If you have any questions on tire pressure, give us a call: 515-262-1359 


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