The most important factor in tire care is proper inflation. While you might pay little attention to your tire pressure, inflation is key to your tire’s load capacity, durability, traction and handling. Keep in mind, the air in your tires supports the weight of your vehicle, not the tires themselves.
Be sure to follow your vehicle manufacturers recommended inflation levels as opposed to filling to the maximum psi branded on your tires sidewall. Vehicle manufacturers determine inflation for optimal vehicle performance and ride quality. As little as over inflating or under inflating your tires by 6 psi can significantly alter your driving characteristics and comfort. The most effective and accurate way to measure tire pressure is with a tire gauge.
If your tires are wearing primarily in the center, they’re probably over inflated. Over inflation causes the center of the tread to bear most of the load, wh ...[more]