The Platinum Maintenance of any vehicle involves ensuring its tires are in the best possible condition at all times. Poorly inflated tires can reduce your vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency and even expose you to unnecessary risks during rides.

But what, exactly, causes low tire pressure? Read on to find out.

1. Tire puncture

It’s not uncommon to find roads littered with nails or objects that can puncture your tire. When your tire gets pricked by one, air gradually leaks out, which eventually leads to low tire pressure. It’s not that difficult to fix this inconvenience, however; all you need is a tire service outfit to resolve the matter for you.

2. Deformed rims or wheels

Whether the structure of the wheel has become deformed or its rim is bent, you’re going to have issues while driving. In both scenarios, air escapes from your tires and low tire pressure ensues. These defects can bring about severe tire damage and lead to more serious problems if left unchecked.

3. In need of a tire refill

The tire light serves to remind you that a tire refill is due. When this happens, make sure to take your vehicle to a refilling station to raise tire pressure to the optimal level. You shouldn’t overfill or under-fill the air pressure in your tires as both can cause a flat tire.

4. Changes in temperature

The density of the air in your tires fluctuates in reaction to temperature changes. This is a matter needing attention particularly during extreme weather conditions. Low to freezing temperatures cause air density in your tire to drop, thus resulting in tire deflation. Warmer temperatures on the other hand may inflate your tires, which is fine as long as your tires don’t get overinflated.

5. Age

A tire loses its air retention capabilities when its lifecycle nears its end. Old tires with tread worn out from extensive usage and that have trouble maintaining the appropriate level of air pressure should be replaced.

Platinum Maintenance

If you need any assistance with your vehicle’s tires, Torque Group’s Platinum Maintenance program allows owners to save up to 40% in vehicle maintenance and repair costs. This allows you to care for your ride without accruing steep costs normally associated with such services.

For more information on the Platinum Maintenance program, kindly visit our Torque Group website. Feel free to contact us at (800) 859 0590 or via email if you have any questions!