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Tire Air Pressure - A Properly Inflated Sense Of Safety

Your tires are among the most important safety features on your Chevrolet. Low tire pressure can lead to tire overheating and possibly cause the tread to separate from the tire. Overinflated tires can cause a vehicle to lose traction on the road.

It’s important to point out that radial tires can look fine even when they’re underinflated. Be sure to look for objects that have become wedged in the tread — they can work themselves further into the tire and cause a loss in tire pressure. And don’t forget to check the spare!

Underinflated or overinflated tires can cause:

  • Premature or irregular wear
  • Poor handling
  • Reduced fuel economy

Checking Tire Air Pressure
Maximize your tires’ performance and durability by monitoring and maintaining correct air pressure. Air is a gas, expanding when heated and contracting when cooled. For most of North America, fall and early winter are especially important times for checking tire pressure — as the ambient temperature falls, tire air pressure goes down.

Check your vehicle’s tires at least once a month when the tires are cold (let the vehicle sit for at least 3 hours). Always refer to your Chevrolet Vehicle Owner’s Manual for the recommended tire inflation for your vehicle. Most newer model Chevrolet vehicles have tire pressure sensors to keep you informed of your tire pressure. If you are measuring your tire pressure manually, be sure to use a quality gauge. Do not attempt to drive a vehicle with a dangerously overinflated or underinflated tire.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System in most newer Chevrolet vehicles makes it easy to tell if your tires are properly inflated. The system’s sensor measures the pressure and temperature within the tire and transmits this data to the tire pressure monitor. If the measured tire pressure is different from standard operating range, a warning indication will signal.

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