submitted by Skerdlant’s Shell, Washington Crossing, PA
Tire pressure will rise with warm temperatures and fall with cold temperatures, so it is important to check your tire pressure more frequently during the colder times of the year, as low tire pressure can and does affect your vehicle’s traction.
It is also important to check your tire pressure when your vehicle has been sitting still for a while, as driving will raise tire pressure due to road friction. Some of the newer cars are equipped with a “TPMS” system, or a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This feature will alert you when your tire pressure is below your vehicle’s specified pressure set by the manufacturer.