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Maintaining your Vehicles Tire Pressure

Tire Air Pressure

Maximize your tires’ performance and durability by monitoring and maintaining correct air pressure.

Air is a gas, expanding when heated and contracting when cooled. For most of North America, fall and early winter are especially important times for checking tire pressure – as the ambient temperature falls, tire pressure goes down.

A good rule of thumb is that every 10 degrees Fahrenheit temperature change, tire pressure changes about 1 psi — higher as temperatures rise, lower as they fall. Also, check your vehicle’s owner manual for recommended tire pressure.

Under-inflated tires can cause:

  • Premature or irregular wear
  • Poor handling
  • Reduced fuel economy

Over-inflated tires can cause:

  • Unusual wear
  • Poor handling
  • Reduced fuel economy

Checking Air Pressure

Check your vehicle’s tires at least once a month when the tires are cold (let the vehicle sit for at least 3 hours). Look in your owner manual for the recommended tire inflation for your vehicle. Use a quality gauge. Don’t eyeball tires — radial tires can look fine even when they’re
under-inflated.

Be sure to look for objects that have become wedged in the tread — they can work themselves further into the tire and cause air loss.

And don’t forget to check the spare!

For all your vehicle service needs visit the Performance Chevrolet Service Department, located at: 1005 W Ehringhaus St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 338-9100

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Prepare your Vehicle for Winter

You wouldn’t head out into cold weather without bundling up. Your vehicle faces similar challenges as temperatures drop. The bottom line: it needs a little extra care as the mercury plummets. A little preparation before winter sets in may help prevent major headaches later.

What You Can Do:
  • Make sure you have a heavy-duty ice scraper and snow brush in your vehicle.
  • Cold weather reduces tire pressure, so check tire pressure often. See your Owner’s Manual for directions and details.
  • In severe winter temperatures, you may have to change the grade of your engine oil. Check your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for the viscosity grade recommended for your vehicle’s engine.
  • Check your wiper blades. Cold temperatures can make blades brittle, and ice on the windshield can cause nicks in the blades, decreasing performance.
  • If you’re planning a trip, take a blanket, extra-warm clothing, a collapsible shovel, a bag of road salt and an extra bottle of windshield washer fluid.
  • Put on snow tires if you live in major snow belt areas. Check your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for details and recommended practices.
What Goodwrench Can Do:
  • Cold weather affects battery efficiency. Most cold-weather breakdowns occur because batteries aren’t delivering full cranking power. Your Goodwrench technician can check your battery and make sure battery cables are corrosion-free.
  • Winter will take a big toll on your vehicle. Make sure your vehicle is ready. See your GM dealer for a fall season Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection, including checks on wiper blades, tires, fluids and more.
For all your vehicle service needs visit the Performance Chevrolet Service Department, located at: 1005 W Ehringhaus St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(252) 338-9100Follow us at facebook.com/perryautogroup, twitter.com/perryauto, pinterest.com/perryautogroup and on Google+

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