Under-inflated or worn tires are common problems that can be dangerous on slick, icy roads. Under-inflated tires create extra friction where the rubber meets the road, making them wear faster and unevenly. This impacts the vehicle's traction and can possibly lead to dangerous blowouts. Properly inflated tires also provide better cushion between potholes and the tire rim, lessening the risk of wheel alignment damage.
Tire pressure should be checked regularly and filled to the recommended cold level. This information is usually located in the vehicle owner's manual or on a sticker in the doorjamb, trunk or glove box. Correct tire pressure is vehicle-specific, not tire-specific, so do not use the pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire.
Correctly inflated tires can improve fuel economy by about three cents per gallon of gasoline.
Meet the Owners
Allan Engelmeyer and Jamie Hall (of franchise group Doorknob Enterprises)
have each been part of the Jiffy Lube locations in the Portland Metro area,
including, Sandy, Newberg and McMinnville.
Allan and Jamie, along with their families live and work in the
Portland/Vancouver area and have build their business serving the
communities they call home.