One of the problems with winter is that it can impact the pressure in your truck tires. More specifically, colder temperatures lower the air pressure in your tires, which is why inflating them is so important. With that said, there is such a thing as overinflating your tires, and there are consequences that can come from overinflation. Here is what happens if you inflate your truck tires too much.
Your Tires Could Blow Out
One of the biggest issues with overinflated truck tires is that you could have a blowout. This is a serious concern because it puts you, as well as other drivers, in danger since you don’t have control of your vehicle anymore.
Also, there are various safety features that only work as intended when your tires are at the proper pressure. This means overinflation could inhibit the ability of these safety features to help you in a pinch.
You Could Have Your Warranty Voided
Warranties are meant to cover you in the event of any problems with your tires. If you overinflate your truck tires, however, there’s a chance that your warranty won’t protect you. It’s important to read over all of the details of the warranty that’s provided by your truck manufacturer. This way, you’ll know what coverage you get, and what could cause your warranty to become voided.
Your Truck Tires are More Prone to Damage on the Road
Overinflated tires are more stiff, meaning they’re more likely to get damaged when they encounter potholes and debris, or when they run into curbs. These can cause your truck tires to have their shape be altered, which reduces the traction they provide on the road. In turn, your tires will get worn down more quickly, which can shorten their overall lifespan.
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