Did you know that temperature affects tires? Tires lose pressure as the temperature drops. On average, a tire’s air pressure can decrease by about 1 pound per square inch for every 10 degree F that the ambient temperature goes down.
In colder regions of the country, the temperature change from summer to winter can cause a drop of 5, 6 or more psi in your car’s tire pressure. Even a moderate loss of only 4 psi can affect a car’s handling, make the ride softer and more wallowy, and lower fuel economy.
It is recommended to check tire pressure at least once a month, and adjust the pressure based on the car manufacturers recommended setting. You don’t want to spend more on gas, so for this alone you should be vigilant and ensure your tire pressure are set to the right setting.