We’ve all been there—a low tire pressure alert while driving on the road in the middle of the night, a flat tire in the morning before work, or an uneven tire pressure that leads to a bumpy ride. Tire pressure is critical to making sure that your cars and trucks are safe for driving on the road. Why is tire pressure so important, and how can towing services help if you’re in a rough spot?
Tire Pressure 101
The right tire pressure is dictated by your car or truck manufacturer and should be printed on the inside of your driver’s side door. The minimum pressure is not the same as the maximum pressure, so don’t confuse the two. If your tire pressure isn’t correct, it can lead to a flat tire, an accident, or just a stressful drive.
Too-High Tire Pressure
When your tire pressure is too high, your tires have less contact with the road surface due to overinflation. Your tires will, as a result, have even less traction and grip with the surface of the road. This makes it harder to brake and will dramatically increase the amount of road you need to safely stop. You also will experience increased wear on the center of your tire tread and expose that area of your tires to more damage from the road surface.
Too-Low Tire Pressure
Many modern cars and trucks are equipped with sensors to let you know when your tire pressure is too low. If your tire pressure is too low, too much of your tire is in direct contact with the road. Your tire will get hot and could overheat, causing a blowout on the highway. Under-inflated tires can also need towing services if they are as a result of a flat tire. Montrose Towing offers 24/7 roadside assistance to assess your low tire pressure and tow your car to a tire shop or mechanic if needed.
Roadside Assistance and Towing Services All Day and Night
Montrose Towing offers 24 towing service and roadside assistance for you and your car. Whether you’re stuck on the shoulder of the highway at 2 AM or caught in a parking lot during rush hour, we have fast towing and roadside assistance services that will get you back on the road as soon as possible. To kick off your excellent experience with us, give us a call at (301) 468-1104 or visit us online.