Accutire ABS Coated Air Gauge

Having adequate air in your tires is nothing to overlook. You wouldn't want to take a long trip with your gas tank on empty now, would you? An underinflated tire is more prone to early tread wear, bad fuel economy and also affects the handling and braking of the vehicle.   A handy tool to keep in your glove compartment is a tire pressure gauge to ensure you...  Read More

Keep Accurate Tire Pressure

Many people don't consider the role tires play on their vehicle. Your tires make contact with the road and the total contact area is about the size of a sheet of paper. Tire sidewalls are extremely pliable and soft; the entire load of your vehicle is carried by the air that fills the tires.For every 10-degree Fahrenheit shift in ambient air temperature, you...  Read More

The Effect Time and Temperature Have on Your Tire's Air Pressure

To help protect your investment, properly inflated tires will provide your vehicle with great service and long life. Time and temperature are not your friend when it comes to maintaining optimal pressure. As tires are used, the rubber they're made of stretches and conforms to the road with each rotation. This stretching results in about 1 psi of lost air...  Read More

Affordable Tire Gauges from Accutire

With winter in full swing and temperatures dropping across the nation, it's never been more important than now to carefully monitor your tire pressure.Underinflated tires cause vehicle imbalance, promote irregular wear and can cause load-carrying capacity issues. When the temperature drops, the air inside your tires naturally contracts at a rate of about 1...  Read More

Snow Tires Part 2: How to Make Your Winter / Snow Tires Last

Now that you have taken the plunge and made an investment in safety, let's talk about how to maximize the life of your winter / snow tires. Snow tires are truly different, so consider the following factors to ensure you get all you can from your investment.Winter tires use the same pressure as shown on your door's placard. The key is to set it in the coldest...  Read More

Cold Weather is Here, Check Your Tire Pressure

As we transition to cooler weather in much of the Northern Hemisphere, now is a good time to check your tire pressure. Tire pressures are set at ambient temperature, and a 10 degree drop in ambient temperature drops your tire pressure roughly 1 psi. So a tire that was set perfectly at 75 degrees would automatically be 3 psi lower at 45 degrees. A little...  Read More

Accuracy with Intercomp

In September 2010, the California Air Resources Board issued state regulations that require all tire and vehicle service centers in the state to check and correct the inflation of all passenger vehicle tires on vehicles they service. The law further requires that tire and auto service providers have and utilize tire gauges that are accurate within +/- 2 psi....  Read More

How Tire Pressure Impacts Treadwear

Tire wear is often misunderstood by even seasoned drivers. Most people understand that improper tire rotation and wheel misalignment are the leading causes of premature treadwear. However, what is often overlooked is how tire pressure impacts the tread life of tires.As underinflated tires run with pressure that is below the specified setting, they wear...  Read More

The Connection Between Tread Depth, Tire Rotation and Alignment

When rotating your tires, it is also important to measure their tread depth to help determine if your vehicle has an alignment issue. You may find that when the edge of a tire wears differently than another it can point to camber.Negative camber is wear on the inside edge of a tire and is pretty common on performance-oriented vehicles. It occurs when the top...  Read More

TPMS Regulations and State Inspections

A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure inside the pneumatic tires on various types of vehicles. This system reports real-time tire pressure information to the driver of the vehicle, either via a gauge, a LED display or a warning light. Maintaining proper tire pressure is critical for driver...  Read More

Benefits of Nitrogen...Yay or Nay?

At the installer I was handed a pamphlet explaining that nitrogen filled tires will save the dolphins. Is filling my tires with nitrogen going to actually do what the pamphlet explained: Longer tire life Smoother, quieter ride More even tread wear Better gas mileage Let’s take a step back for a minute and look at the differences between standard air and nitrogen....  Read More

Remember to Check Your Tire Inflation Pressure

Most drivers these days understand that it is important to monitor the tire pressure in their tires. Some problems that improperly inflated tires can cause include:Reduced fuel economy Irregular and/or rapid tire treadwear Reduced braking traction Tire failure from under-inflation Reduced corning traction and emergency handling The good old days of simply kicking...  Read More

Accutire Air Gauges: Which One is Best?

Proper inflation helps tires last longer, as well as improve the fuel economy and handling of your vehicle. Modern vehicles have TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems), which sound an alarm when a tire is significantly low. So an air gauge is still an important piece of equipment for any driver, but which one is right for you? Sometimes too many choices can...  Read More

Check your tires tread depth with an Accutire gauge.

While you're itching to put those summer tires back on, make sure to check the condition of your warm season tires before driving on them! Check for :Adequate tread depth - Most street tires start with 10/32" of tread depth. When the tire's tread depth is below 4/32" drivers will begin to lose sufficient wet traction. And once the tire's tread has worn down...  Read More

Checking Tire Pressure

Are you checking your tire’s air pressure?The Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving schools are developed to provide a controlled environment for young drivers to learn car control through experiencing their vehicles’ handling and stopping capabilities. One year we decided to do a test and got out our air gauge to measure the tire pressure on the...  Read More

Accutire Air Gauge

If your tires are going to provide the handling, traction and durability they are capable of, then maintaining proper air pressure is required. Many drivers spend money on new springs or buy car battery, but forget about something as simple as periodically checking their tire’s air pressure. Adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the “right”...  Read More

Check Your Pressure

With cold temperatures dominating our forecasts, it is important to monitor your tire's air pressure. Tire Rack offers a variety of air gauges to meet your needs. Accutire Digital Set Point - Allows you to store your vehicle's pressure information and incorporates a small flashlight at the top of the gauge. If you are looking for something smaller, consider:A...  Read More

Extreme Weather and Your Tires

When was the last time you checked your tire's air pressure? If the answer is some time last season, get the air pressure gauge out and take an accurate reading. Did you know your tire pressure can dip 1 psi for every 10ºF drop in temperature. The change in air temperature could mean your tire's air pressure is significantly lower than the recommended...  Read More

As Temperatures Fluctuate, So Does Your Tire's Air Pressure

During winter months the temperature can be 40 degrees Fahrenheit one day and below zero just a few days latter. A change of 10 degrees Fahrenheit in air temperature will change your tire's inflation by about one psi (up with higher temperatures and down with lower).You might think that your tires support the wieght of your vehicle, but they do not. It's the...  Read More

Check Those Tire Pressures!

It's recommended that you check your tire pressures on a regular basis to help your vehicle deliver the highest possible fuel economy and longest tire life. Tire Rack features Accutire digital air gauges to make it a snap to check your tire pressures. Some of the more popular models are shown below. Digital Set Point Programmable Air Gauge w/Light Digital...  Read More