Category Archives: Tires

Why are my tires deflating in the cold weather?

Why are my tires deflating in the cold weather?

Why are my tires deflating in the cold weather? It's not your imagination, cold weather can (and does) affect tire pressure. Here's a closer look at why. Air contracts when the temperature drops—and the air inside your tires is no exception. The reason this occurs has to do with the speed at which air molecules move. Warmer molecules move faster. These fast-moving molecules spread further apart and take up extra space. Colder molecules move slower and stay closer together taking up less space and don't push up against the walls of your tires with as much pressure. Though the decrease in pressure due to temperatures is perfectly normal, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about your car’s tire pressure. You should always check your tire pressure on cold days, if your tires appear deflated, or any time you have a reason to believe your psi isn't ideal. Here are some things you can expect from driving with low tire pressure ... read more

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Tread Patterns: Why are there so many?

Tread Patterns: Why are there so many?

What do the different tread patterns mean? If you look at different tires on the market you will notice different tread patterns.There are three different types of tread patterns, each available at Paul Campanella’s Auto and Tire Centers. Symmetrical Tires—Deliver a smooth drive, high directional stability, and low rolling resistance. Symmetrical Tires are the most common and the most flexible for the vehicle owner. PROS: They are quiet, long lasting and fuel efficient. CONS: They are less adaptable to changing conditions on the road and will not be as effective in wet conditions as other tires. Directional Tires—Provide high protection against aquaplaning, excelle ... read more

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