What's the Deal with Tire Pressure?

The tire pressure warning indicator is one of those lights that catches you completely by surprise. You rarely think of problems with your tires when they seem to be spinning fine. With less air in them than what is appropriate, those tires may be ruining your fuel efficiency. Worse, you might be at risk for a blowout. You want to find out why the light is illuminated.

Tire punctures are a common reason why air pressure drops. If there is a hole in the tire, air escapes. Hitting an object on the road might lead to an undesirable puncture. The drop in air pressure may be gradual or fast. Either way, the air gets out.

Temperature changes lead to air pressure dropping. Extreme heat and cold both cause issues for tires. And regardless of punctures or temperature, tires lose air naturally. Air depletes over time. You need to check the air levels regularly.

Do you need service on your tires or experience other maintenance issues? Bring the car to the service department at Duncan Acura to take care of the issue.



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