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Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

As a car owner, you know and understand how important it is to make sure your car is safe for you and your family. One area sometimes overlooked is the car’s tires, particularly tire pressure. Listed below are some reasons why tire pressure is important:

• Over Inflation- If your tires are overinflated then they will cause your tires to wear unevenly along the center of the tire. Overinflation will also affect how much weight your car can handle possibly causing a tire to blow (
• Under Inflation- If your tires are underinflated, they can cause fuel economy to lower by as much as 15% because low tire pressure causes the engine to work harder. Underinflated tires cause safety issues because it leads to poor handling and steering becomes loose and sloppy as well as causing tires to wear unevenly causing a tire to blow out (

At Lithia Medford Volkswagen we understand how important proper tire inflation is to the safety and longevity of your car. If you have any questions or concerns regarding tire pressure come visit our service center and speak with one of our experts.
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