Winter Vehicle Care; Tire Checking

Living in the regions which has different seasons and the associated wonder of nature can be a blessing in plain sight; but the disadvantages are disguised and hit you right when the snow starts falling. It is difficult to walk around, do things you normally do like cycling or walking and it is just plain annoying to keep your car outside. Apart from the basics like cleaning windscreen and windows, cleaning out the driveway there are subtle changes in the car which need careful checkups on a daily basis, like the tire pressure.

#1 Tire pressure

Usually the weight of the car is supported by the four rubber things called tires. and these tires needs to be inflated to a certain degree of screw air compressor manufactured to the highest standards in order to make sure your car goes straight and also that it does not bring down your car. Usually during winter time the air pressure of your tires from around 1 psi (pound per square inch) for every ten degrees of drop in temperature. When your car tires are not filled up to their proper pressure there is less traction/ surface friction with the road you are driving on. When the car is running on low pressure then it has side effects which could prove dangerous to the car such as reduced fuel mileage, increased wear and sometimes irreparable damage. You can fix this problem by going for portable electric air compressors that you can use at home.

#2 Traction a.k.a lifesaving mechanism

When you realize that you are running on the same area and your tires are in the same place then you must have figured it out that there is something is wrong with the tires. Usually the tires refuse to move forward when the surface friction is low and the grooves on the tires have smoothened out and there is no friction for the tires to hold onto the ground. This is especially the case during winter when ice makes it harder for the tires.  Make sure your tires are pumped to proper levels with portable industrial air compressors for have maximum flexibility and gripping action.

It is usually a good idea to replace your tires during the seasons and use winter tires which have deeper grooves to make it easier for it to grab onto the snow covered ground. Check the tread depth of the tires and replace tires when the depth gets lower than the required levels. Usually in winter the tread depth should be higher than five and a half inches or so.