Temperature Drops and Tire Pressure

If you live in a climate that has fluctuating temperatures in the fall and spring, you may notice that your Check Tire Pressure light comes on after a drop in temperature. If this happens, you may notice that in a few hours the light goes off if your car is sitting in the sunshine.

The reason for this is that the air in the tire expands and contracts as the outside temperatures warm and then cool. Every 20-degree change in the outside temperature can lead to tire pressure changes that can affect performance and gas mileage. This means that you need to check your tire pressure more often when the outside temperature changes dramatically.

The service center here at Royal Hyundai of Oneonta can check your tire pressure and inflate them to proper pressure in just a few minutes. It is good to be sure when it comes to your tires.

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