The Philippines mainly has two type of climates. In general, the weather conditions are dry or rainy all year long. Apart from the rainy season there is hot summer and cold winter. But did you know even in these weather conditions it can affect your tires in different ways? Tire Experts recommend people to use different type of tires in different weather condition. For example, you should drive with off-road tires in order to cope in the rainy season and its various road conditions that comes with the heavy rain.
Your car’s tires get affected by the outside temperature. If there is a change in the outside temperature, there will also be change in the pressure of your tire. A higher temperature will increase the pressure of your tire whereas a lower temperature will decrease the pressure of your tire. So try and keep your car tires inflated as recommended. We all know that tires are made up of rubber and synthetic. These two compounds oils that helps with elasticity. Due to the heat from the sun in summer season and the friction from the road, it tears and wear out the tires. This in turn causes the tires to split, crack, or become brittle. This is one of the main reasons of unfortunate accidents during the summer season.
As mentioned earlier the more low the temperatures the more low is the tire pressure. So, during the winter season we experience the cold weather conditions in Philippines especially during January, tires become under-inflated which also makes it dangerous for drivers. Some days even the rainy season can have cold days that can affect the tires in a similar manner. These under-inflated tires increase your fuel usage, create more wear and tear on your tires, and may lead to big blowouts. All cars nowadays have a TPMS i.e. a Tire Pressure Monitoring System which indicate the drivers that their tire pressure needs to be checked.
There are so many reasons your tire can start acting out suddenly and weather temperature is one of them. Even if they look like they are in good condition, it might not be true. Check your tire pressure on a monthly basis regardless to the temperature outside. Use off road tires if needed in such weather conditions. When needed do not delay or ignore if you have to change your tire or if the tire pressure has lessened over time.