How can cold weather affect tire pressure? And how dangerous is it?

طقس العرب GO 2021-11-13 2021-11-13T09:23:22Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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How can cold weather affect tire pressure? And how dangerous is it?

Weather of Arabia - Driving in some weather conditions may become dangerous with the effect of cold weather on the air pressure in the car tires, and we will discuss in this article how the cold affects the air pressure in the tires of the car, how dangerous it is, and the appropriate pressure values.

 

Why does cold weather affect tire pressure?

When the air temperature decreases, the tire pressure decreases, and similarly, if you are driving somewhere at a higher altitude, the tire pressure will drop faster as well.

 

How does tire pressure decrease?

The air inside the tires is what actually bears the weight of the car , and the tire pressure is up to 32 psi.

 

As a general rule, the air pressure inside a tire decreases by about 1-2 psi as the temperature drops (10) degrees Celsius, this may not seem like a big change, but remember that the air pressure inside a typical car is between 30 and 35 psi. square inches, and ensuring that your tires are properly inflated during the winter months gives your vehicle better traction on the roads, especially on icy or wet roads.

 

Risks of low tire pressure

Driving on low-pressure tires is very dangerous, as it represents one of the main causes of tire damage. When tire pressure is low, the tire contact area increases, and if this increase is ignored, this increases friction and temperature, and leads to This in turn leads to premature wear and separation of the treads, which can lead to a tire blowout eventually, and depending on the severity of the explosion, you may lose control of the vehicle, putting you and other drivers in harm's way.

 

In addition, the change in the contact area of ​​the tire with the road has other repercussions such as a dangerous increase in braking distance , and increased fuel consumption due to the need for more energy to control the tires.

 

Tips for maintaining proper tire pressure in cold weather

The main factors that affect tire pressure are weather, sun exposure and leaks , so tire pressure should be checked regularly in hot and cold weather, even if a tire pressure monitoring system is available.

 

It is recommended to check the tire pressure every two weeks throughout the winter months, and while checking tire pressure, be sure to check the tread for signs of wear as well.

 

If you are unsure of your vehicle's tire pressure, you can find it on the driver's side door frame, in your vehicle's manual, or on the fuel cap.

 

Wishing you a safe driving in all seasons

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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