What Affects Tire Pressure?

Losing tire pressure doesn’t always mean that you have a leak. There are several factors that change the volume of your tire pressure due to expansion and contraction. In addition, minor imperfections in the tire, rim, or valve can cause small amounts of leakage that are considered quite normal.

The air in your tires expands when the temperature is hot outside. Driving long distances and adding extra weight to your vehicle can also cause the air in the tires to heat up and expand. This can cause the reading on your tire pressure gauge to be higher. Cold temperatures can shrink the air inside the tire and cause your tires to read slightly lower.

It is always recommended to double check your tire pressure when the temperature is either hot or cold. The professionals at Dellenbach Motors can help with any questions that you have.

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