This is a must item to have in you vehicle. My husband travels very far to and from work everyday. He did have a little Tire Pressure Gauge. When I gave him Travelsafer Digital Tire Pressure Gauge he was thrilled. He went out and tried it instantly on his Jeep. He did not have the correct amount of tire pressure in his truck.
I asked him to test my car and my tire pressure was even worse !!! He was using one that was not accurate. He took both vehicles and filled the tires with air immediately. I felt so much better and safer now that my tire pressure is correct. I read up about it and what it means to have it correct.
Tire pressure that’s too high results in less tire touching the ground. That is very dangerous. A tire overinflated by as much as 6 psi can be damaged more easily when tires run over potholes or debris. Over time, overinflated tires lead to excessive inner tire tread wear, decreasing the overall life of tires. When tire pressure is too low, too much of the tire is in contact with the road. Underinflated tires wear prematurely and have the potential to overheat. An underinflation of only 6 psi may seem insignificant, but actually represents about 20 percent of a tire’s recommended pressure and could lead to tire failure or reduce the tread life by as much as 25 percent. Underinflation actually causes a tire to bend more as it moves, resulting in a build-up of excessive heat, an increase in rolling resistance and a decrease in fuel economy by as much as 5 percent.
I did not realize nor did my husband how important Tire Pressure is. It must be correct because having to much air or not enough can result in damage to your tires. I received this Tire Pressure Gauge complimentary in exchange for my unbiased review and opinion. All opinions and reviews are my own.