Properly inflated tires matter. 50% of vehicles on the road in Canada have at least one tire that is over or under inflated by more than 10%. You can check them yourself or pop-by one of our locations and we’ll check your tires and inflate them for free (personal use passenger & light truck vehicles only).
Tires can't respond as quickly or accurately.
The sides of under-inflated tires bend, flex and build up dangerous friction and heat that can cause tires to blow out.
A tire 25% below its recommended pressure is three times as likely to be involved in a crash.1
Too much flexing and tire overloading (especially with extra luggage or camping gear) while operating a vehicle with just one tire under-inflated by 8 PSI can reduce tire life by 15,000 km.2
It takes more energy for the vehicle to roll; maintaining tire pressure could save you almost two weeks of fuel every year.3
1 Transport Canada http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/tp-tp2823-menu-200.htm
3 Transport Canada http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/tp-tp2823-menu-200.htm
4 Automobile Industries Association Canada
5 Transport Canada http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/motorvehiclesafety/tp-tp2823-menu-200.htm