Have You Checked Your Tire Pressure Since The Weather Has Gotten Cold?

January 18, 2021
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It may not be something you think about when the weather turns cold, but the tire pressure in your car can be a cause of a New Haven auto accident.  You might think about making sure your furnace in your house is taken care of and in good working order.  You may make sure there are hats and gloves by the front door.  You may even think about having a full tank of gas in your car, but tire pressure may not be on your mind.  However, it should be.

Studies have shown that for every 10 degrees that the temperature drops your tires can lose up to 1 (pounds per square inch) PSI.  That means that if one day the temperature is 50 degrees and the next it is 20 (not an unheard of weather event here in the state of Connecticut) then your tire pressure could drop a full 3 PSI.  This type of significant drop could impact your safety as you drive around the city and on the highways of Connecticut.

Now that temperatures have dropped and appear to have become significantly colder then the early winter months, now is a good time to double check that your tires are properly inflated.

Under inflated tires are not only bad on dry road surfaces, but if you were to hit a patch of black ice or snow that is on the road having under inflated tires could mean the difference of maintaining or losing control of your car while on the road.

Before heading out in your car, take a few minutes to check the tire pressure so you can ensure that you will be safer from a New Haven auto accident.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident you may need an attorney to review your case.  Contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will take a look.