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By far, the single most critical factor for maximizing tire life and minimizing the chance of catastrophic tire failure is maintaining the proper inflation pressure for a given tire size and load. Once proper tire inflation has been determined, it should be maintained at that level as consistently as possible.

Be advised: Inflation pressure cannot be accurately estimated by kicking or thumping a tire. Trying to determine if a tire needs air by thumping it is as effective as trying to determine if a vehicle’s engine needs oil by thumping on its hood.

Tire inflation pressure should be checked using a calibrated tire gauge and when a tire is “cold” - meaning when a tire is at approximately the same temperature as {continued…}