Intense heat wave = please check your tire psi
This is a big travel week and I need raise this concern for people driving along regions affected by this crazy heat wave. This is something that I noticed yesterday on my own truck and it is important enough for all of you that drive, to understand. What you feel may only be 110-114degrees, but that’s nothing compared to what your tires feel going over that hot pavement. I’m not going to go through the equations and theories on why gas expands when heated, they just do. PLEASE PLEASE, check your tire pressure under two conditions:
- Check it when its cool
- Check it after you’ve been driving for some time.
My tires are 44max psi. I noticed they were at 55psi during this intense heat wave!! That is 20+psi ABOVE the recommended pressure when its cool! Be sure to make sure your tire pressure stays safely below your maximum psi rating. Happy 4th everybody, and safe driving. Don’t be that guy/gal with a blown tire during this bizarre climate.