It is important when your car tires pressure balance and its safety issues. So let’s find out the symptoms of uneven tire pressure.

What are the signs of uneven tire pressure?

In modern cars, you can spot on TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) and for uneven tire pressure cause when tire pressure drops around 25% and the recommend pressure is around 30 to 35 PSI. You can also detect by unusual driving experience and other signs like bad fuel economy and vibration.

The TPMS warning light is a horseshoe-shaped yellow light with an exclamation point in the middle. If this light appears on your dash, check the tire pressures and inflate them as needed. If the light persists after maintaining the recommended tire pressure, consult your mechanic. It could be the sensor itself is faulty.

Steering problems: Your car seem to be pulling to one side and it can cause casualties depend on how much pressure was lost.

Uneven tire wear One of the common uneven tire pressure effects is irregular wear on different parts of the tire tread. If you over-inflate any tire, the center tread will wear faster than the two sides. Similarly, if you underinflate the tires, the two sides will wear faster than the middle

KCD Lab recommended to check your car tire pressure, especially for driving high speed because it can blowout

Improve fuel economy if you inflate tire correctly, it will help improve fuel consumption. While tire pressure off by 1 PSI may not cause a significant issue, stick with the recommended pressure. Your cardistance to empty and normal fuel consumption is calculated with the assumption that you always drive with properly inflated tires. Check the tire pressure if your distance to empty is shorter or if you notice poor fuel economy.

Defective electronic stability systems

On most cars, electronic stability systems are designed to work only when the tires are properly inflated. So electronic stability systems may calculate when low tire pressure for stability and traction issues. The ABS may start working with incorrect readings, making unnecessary adjustments that may alter your smooth driving experience.

Check the recommended tire pressure information is usually written on the sticker on the driver’s door, inside your manual, and on the tire sidewall. If the uneven pressure continues. Check the tires for leaks and punctures. If there’s a punctureon your tires, patch the area even though it looks like there’s no leak. In case you notice a leak, contact your mechanic to fix it as soon as possible.

Shall all 4 tires be the same PSI?

The short answer is yes and no. Yes, because some vehicle manufacturers recommend the same tire pressure on all four tires. And no, because most car manufacturers recommend different tire pressures on the front and rear tires. There are some sport cars come with different sizes of tires. Also, the different PSI on the front and rear tires is because of the different weights on the front and rear wheels. The front wheels use more pressure because of the engine, and the rear wheels use less pressure since there’s no additional weight on the trunk. However, the manufacturer also calculates the maximum load you should put on your trunk.

How long can you drive with uneven tire pressure?

Depending on the severity, KCD Lab does not recommend driving with uneven tire pressure since it can affect your stability, handling, control, and tires condition. However, if you must drive with it, only drive straight from where you noticed it to a nearby tire shop for a proper diagnosis and repair. Anything longer than that can be detrimental. Driving with uneven tire pressure will not only affect your handling, it also increases the chances of road collisions.

Please contact KCD Lab for more information.