Face it: your tires are important. As in, critically important. You've heard this a thousand times before, but it always bears repeating: The tires are only part of your car or truck that actually make contact with the pavement. Keeping them properly inflated is vital on multiple levels.
Obviously, safety is paramount. Underinflated tires are much more likely to fail, and the effect can range from being merely annoying and inconvenient, such as as finding a flat when you walk out of the supermarket, to something more scary and dangerous, such as experiencing a blowout on the highway. Properly inflated tires also help ensure that your car handles as its engineers meant it to, and they help you achieve better fuel economy. Experts say that to ensure proper inflation, you should check your tire pressure monthly. For that, you'll need a tire pressure gauge, and some kinds are better than others. Read more