Low Temperature Leads to Low Tire Pressure
For every 10 degree drop in temperature, a 1-2 degree drop in tire pressure occurs. Tire pressure can fluctuate year-round, especially in the colder weather – it is good to check your tire pressure once a month.
Extend the Life of Your Tires
Driving with low tire pressure creates uneven wear and tear on your tires and leads to poor gas mileage. Tires contain toxic oils and heavy metals that can persist in the environment and accumulate over time, so extending their life as much as possible is good for the environment.
Poor Gas Mileage Leads to Increased GHG Emissions
When fuel efficiency decreases, GHG emissions increase. In the US alone, driving on low tire pressure contributes to 4-million gallons of wasted gas per day… that’s over 383 million additional lbs of CO2 in the atmosphere per year!