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How Different Temperature Affect Tires In Different Ways

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.

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5 Most Common Facts And Myths About Cars

Whether you are buying a house or a car, going to a car store or a tire store; our mind is filled with these random myths, and sometimes we are not even aware of it. If you regularly drive your car, there must be some myths that you believe yet you don’t know that they are only myths and far from the reality. Today we are going to burst some of those myths about cars.

Myth- Bigger Cars Are More Safe during A Crash

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Fact- This might make more sense to everyone as people might think that bigger the car, the lighter the impact would be on the event of an accident. But in some recent studies, it has been seen that the car’s weight has nothing to do about the safety of the people during an accident.

Myth- Maintaining Correct Tire Pressure Is Not So Important

Fact As much as it is important that a tire should always be bought from a good tire store, it is also important to maintain the pressure of the tire. A lot of people tend to ignore the pressure on the tire thinking as long as it’s not punctured its good to go. Not ensuring the correct tire pressure can lead to early wear and tear.

Myth- Idling The Car To Warm Up

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Fact- It might have been true for the oldest cars, ones that your grandparents used to drive, but it is definitely a myth nowadays. Cars these days don’t need to warm up beforehand as the fuel injection system is much more advanced, and thus, doing so would end up wasting fuel.

Myth- Fuel Is Wasted More When A Car Is Turned On Than When It Stays Idle

Fact- Just like the previous myth, this one might have been true at some level in the older days. Unlike old cars, modern fuel injection allows the ignition to occur without keeping your car idle to save fuel. You can do the opposite, as a matter of fact. Turn off the engine whenever you are on the road ‘motionless’ for more than about 30 seconds. Imagine the amount of fuel that can be saved if all the vehicles turn off their engines when stuck in traffic.

Myth- Regular Tune-Ups Will Extend The Life Of Your Car

Fact- Engines are very complicated and need a lot of care, but tuning up your car every six months is not necessary. New cars nowadays tend to depend on computer systems to keep everything in good condition. So, tune-ups aren’t necessary except beyond checking out belts, fluids, etc, every 80,000 km or so.

If you have believed these myths until today then shed your beliefs and take care of your car in ways that matter and is needed.