Cool weather change

Time to adjust tire Pressures

Cold weather produces a reduction in tire pressures.

This reduction means more of the tire is in direct contact with the road, the lower pressure makes sidewalls of the tire become more flexible,

hence the weight of the car distorts the

tire walls and the effects include

·         Increased fuel consumption

·         Less responsive handling

So why the change,

If your tires were checked in summer when the ambient temperature was say 35 degrees Celsius and they were adjusted to 34 PSI (Pounds per Square inch ) pressure

For every 5 degrees drop the pressure drops approximately 1 PSI

Now the ambient temperature is only 18 degrees Celsius, so the pressure now inside the tire is only 30.6 PSI a considerable drop.

This should be adjusted the next time you fill up, or alternatively, if you are a “Rewards club member” drop in and we will check it for you.