Don't Shorten the Life of Your Tires | Wichita Tires

Don't Shorten the Life of Your Tires | Wichita Tires

Over-inflating your tires can make them wear out sooner and damage your car.

You were busy on the internet over the weekend while you waited for the kids to finish exploring the Sedgwick Zoo. Among the ads was a story giving advice on ways to prolong the life of your car and its tires. One suggestion: Inflate your tires to the maximum pressure on the sidewall. That’s a great way, the article said, to increase the mileage you get from your tires.

Sounds good and you’re thinking of trying it. But that’s not a wise idea. Inflating your tires to the max will give you a bad ride and can damage both your tires and your car. explains: “Driving a normal load on over-inflated tires reduces rolling resistance, which can increase your mileage slightly. But several negative effects outweigh this small benefit.

Over-inflation increases stopping distances, causes the tires to slip and hydroplane on wet roads, and reduces the life of the tire. The harder tires also absorb less impact vibration so they transmit more road shock to your entire suspension system, causing a rougher ride. Worse yet, the additional tire bounce wears out your car’s struts, strut mounts, shocks, springs, ball joints and control arms much faster.”

If you want your tires and car to last, your better move is to check your owner’s manual and keep your tires inflated to the degree recommended by the car’s manufacturer.

If you have problems with your tires’ wearing, your better bet is to consult a Wichita tire pro to diagnose the problem.

If you don’t have a tire specialist you can trust, see the Wichita tire technicians at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Automotive carries all brands, sizes and style of tire to suit any driver, driving need, or car.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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