How Temperature Affects Tire Inflation

Have you been wondering why your car seemed to decrease its tire air pressure? The answer is here. The cause could simply be a drop in the outside temperature. Unless your tires have some holes you have not spotted yet. But, more often, the cause of the drop in the tire inflation is the drop in temperature. This is because the outside temperature has an impact on the tire pressure. This infographic reveals how you can cope with such a scenario.

1. First, you need to know the physics behind. When the temperature is high, the air in the tires takes up more volume. This is because when the air is being warmed up, the particles would move faster in a different direction. Such would affect the pressure inside your tires.
2. However, when the temperature is low, the gas particles collide with each other causing the tire to deflate faster. In every 10 degrees, change will be equivalent to 1-2 psi.
3. When you drive your car, it will be warmed up causing an increase in the pressure. However, you should not be complacent not to check your tires because you might lose control while you are on the way.
4. Always check your tire pressure when you are about to drive.

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How Temperature Affects Tire Inflation

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