Air Pressure Increases in Hot Tires

Apr 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Under normal operation, all tires heat up, and since air expands with heat, the air pressure in the tire will increase. This is anticipated by the tire manufacturer, and though a hot tire’s air pressure might exceed the cold pressure limit, you should not bleed-down a hot tire.

Get more information on tires, tire inspections, maintenance and more in the April issue of Tow Times. See the article: “Roll Into Summer on Good Rubber” by A.P. McDonald.