The weather is a bit bi-polar. Cold and then warmer.
For the most part we have had a fairly mild winter here in the Seattle, Rochester, and Portland area. We especially notice this when watching the news and seeing the incredible snow storms in the East.
This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be concerned about our tires. Proper air pressure is significant at all times of the year. Your tires will last longer; give you more control while driving; and help to realize better gas mileage. Most notably, it will help to avoid blowouts.
We’ve had more sun this winter than we normally do here in the Northwest.
Tire pressure is directly related to the outside temperature. For every 10-degree change in temperature, tire pressure changes by 1 pound per square inch (PSI). So, as the temperatures decreases, tire pressure does as well. This makes fall and early winter months the most crucial times to check tire pressure. If you are traveling this winter, you should check your tire pressure on both your truck and trailer tires monthly. If you are traveling long distances, you may want to check the tire pressure before you depart. Keep in mind, tire pressure needs to be checked when the tires are cold BEFORE beginning your travels.
We could still get more cold weather. As the weather warms and cools, your tires pressure can fluctuate.
Come in to Trailer Boss if you have questions about your tires.
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