TIRE CARE & MAINTENANCE
How Often Should I Check My Tire Pressure?
Most modern cars, model year 2007 or newer, have a tire pressure monitoring system (known as TPMS) that will illuminate a light on the instrument panel if any tire is 25% or more underinflated. This is a critical safety feature that may alert you to a rapid loss in tire pressure, or indicate a severely underinflated tire; however, tires can be in an overloaded condition prior to reaching the 25% TPMS threshold.
Whether your vehicle has a TPMS system or not, Goodyear recommends that you check your tire pressure at least once a month, to help make sure your car drives as well as it can, keep your tires in optimal condition, and maintain the best possible fuel economy. It’s also a great idea to check your tire pressure before you head out on a long road trip to minimize the chances of tire problems while a long way from home. Further, if the temperature swings significantly, it’s a good idea to check the pressure and adjust appropriately since the inflation pressure changes as the temperature changes
What Do I Do if My Tire Keeps Losing Air Pressure?
If your tire keeps losing pressure, you could have damage to the tire or valve stem. If you’re continually using the tire when it’s underinflated, the excessive heat and friction could cause damage to the tire. If your tire often needs re-inflation, the tire should be inspected by a Goodyear Authorized Dealer or replaced.Your Goodyear Authorized dealer can inspect the tire, repair it if possible, or suggest replacement options for your vehicle.