The proper tire pressure makes a big impact on your vehicle's performance. The tire pressure affects your load carrying capacity, how much of the tire is hitting the road, and even how your car handles. To learn information about this subject for your specific vehicle, check your owner's manual or look for a decal on the driver's door.

Traction is impacted by both underinflated and overinflated tires. At Bob Valenti Volkswagen of Mystic, we think this is the most important reason to stay on top of this issue. Reduced traction can be dangerous.

Tires are expensive, and you likely do not want to replace yours more often than necessary. When a tire does not have the proper pressure, it wears out faster. It is recommended that you check your tire pressure at least once a month. Even new tires can lose one psi in roughly this time frame.

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