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Most people assume their vehicle's tires can take a beating and operate without flaws. Modern day tires are tough, but they perform much better when inflated to the proper level.

Optimal tire performance can help keep auto insurance rates as low as possible. It only takes a couple minutes to check your tires' air levels. Fill them up to the proper level at least once a month and you will enjoy a wide array of benefits.

Even Wear

Tires that have the proper level of air wear evenly. Even wear across all four tires is more important than most think. The best way to extend your tires' lifespan is to allow them to wear evenly.

If you let tires fall below the recommended inflation (PSI) level, they might wear at a faster rate. Worn tires are more likely to pop suddenly. They also prevent the vehicle from gripping the road properly. You might have problems controlling the vehicle.

Worn tires won't stand the test of time. You can save plenty of money by keeping your tires at the right air level. An adequate level of air will extend their useful life by a significant amount of miles and time.

Boost Your Vehicle's Fuel Economy

The proper air level in your tires will maximize fuel efficiency. Studies show that properly-inflated tires propel vehicles longer distances with less fuel.

In particular, tires that lack air fail to hold their shape. Tires with insufficient air are much flatter to the road than tires with the proper level of air. Tires lacking in air are also overly-flexible when rolling. This leads to an increase in rolling resistance and a decrease in fuel efficiency. Monitoring your air levels will help you save plenty of money at the pump as time progresses.

Improved Handling

Tires with the ideal amount of air perform at their best. Optimal tire performance means improved handling and traction on the road. It also ensures as comfortable of a ride as possible.

Vehicle handling is especially important in the context of auto insurance. Keep your tires at the right air level and you won't be as likely to lose control and endure an accident. As a result, your car insurance rate will likely stabilize as time progresses.

Prevent Road Damage

Tires that have too much air are especially rigid. So don't pump too much air in those tires. Adhere to the PSI level noted on the inside of your vehicle's door or in your vehicle's owner's manual. Your tires won't be as prone to damage by road hazards like potholes.

We've got you covered. If you need auto insurance, Dean Heckle & Hill, Inc. can help you get a fast, free quote right now. Call us at (704) 847-4438 for more information.
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