It's that time of year!
Your low tire pressure warning light is more likely to turn on as the weather gets colder. Why?
Typically, for every 10 degree drop in temperature there is a 1-2 psi drop in tire pressure. And if this decrease causes your tire pressure to fall below 25% of the manufacturers recommended pressure for your vehicle... voila, warning light!
Now sometimes, later in the day you'll notice the light has turned off. What gives? As you drive, the air in your tires warms and can bump you back into the recommended range.
Even if this happens, don't ignore it... you still definitely want to check your tire pressure! The best time to do this is when the tires are cold - in the morning before driving anywhere. Tip: you'll find the psi for your tires on the vehicle door jam or owner's manual.
If you don't have a tire pressure gauge, no worries! Grab one on Amazon for under $10! And if your reading is indeed low, visit your nearest QuikTrip or HT gas station for FREE air!