Don’t Over-Inflate Your Tires
Just as all-season tires lose their flexibility in lower temperatures, causing them to be hard and rigid, having overinflated tires can also lead to risky situations. Tires with too much air have the tendency to slide, rather than grip the road.
“Over-inflation makes the tires all that much harder,” says Ramos. He suggests trying to keep your tires up to the suggested inflation pressure, which may vary for different types of tires. Also, it’s important not to read the inflation pressure off the tire. “That’s only telling you what the maximum inflation pressure is for your tires,” he stresses. All vehicles should have a notice on the door or door jam that informs you what your tire pressure should be inflated to. If not, the information is available in your owner’s manual.