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Tire Gauges & Hoses

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Keeping your tires inflated properly at all times is an underrated maintenance chore that is vital to your safety. Under-inflated tires wear faster and unevenly, negatively impact your vehicle’s braking and handling and waste fuel. Check the pressure of your tires at least once a month using a tire pressure gauge.

Over-inflation

Over-inflated tires are rigid and stiff. This reduces the tire’s contact patch. Over-inflation leads to a “harder” and uneven wear called “center wear.” Because the tire is so rigid, it is more susceptible everyday road hazards like potholes and debris. A digital tire gauge was checking your tire pressure a breeze. The readout is much easier to see than traditional gauges.

Under-inflation

An under-inflated tire is less likely to hold its shape. Because they are flatter to the ground, more of the tire comes in contact with the road. This causes your tires to wear prematurely. They decrease your fuel economy because they are so flexible they increase the resistance to roll. A tire inflator with gauge makes airing your tires to the appropriate pressure less of a hassle.

Maintenance

Always use a quality a good quality gauge to check your tire pressure. Follow your vehicle’s owner manual or tire information to set the appropriate tire pressure. Differences in temperature affect your tire pressure. Make sure to check your tires during season changes as well as part of regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance.

Sometimes you need to replace your tires due to regular wear or because of a problem. A chassis floor jack comes in real handy during these times. If you keep extra tires on hand for your vehicle tire storage racks helps keep your garage space clear. Working on your vehicle in a cluttered area is frustrating. Get the job do right and expeditiously by having the right tools at the right time and a dedicated workspace.