Your tires are the only thing protecting you and your car from the hard and coarse asphalt, so in terms of car care, they should be at the top of your priority list. Tire maintenance is something that should be performed all year round, but more so during the summer when temperatures start to rise. In warmer weather, tires need special care because high temperatures put added stress on them, thereby increasing the risk of tire blowouts and road mishaps.
Low tire pressure affects fuel economy. For the recommended inflation pressure number for your tires, check the vehicle placard inside the driver’s door or look inside your vehicle owner’s manual. If you can’t find it, ask a DC tires expert for help.