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Cold Weather and Your Tires

It’s that time of year when your tire pressure light comes on because of the cold. Why does this happen? It’s simple, weather plays a large role in the pressure in your tires. So, what is the big deal about driving on underinflated tires? Surprisingly a lot, driving on underinflated tires can make you get less gas mileage, can mess with tire tread wear, and can make handling your vehicle dangerous.


So, what are your options when it comes to that bright tire sensor icon on your dash?  You should inflate your tires!

Here at The Tire Terminal, we have got you covered with great options.

Nitrogen Fill Service

We offer nitrogen fill service for your tires. Nitrogen is a great option for your tires. The benefits are as follows.

Improved fuel mileage- like I spoke of earlier, not having properly inflated tires can drastically change your fuel efficiency. When your tires are underinflated, this causes drag against the road surface. This drag makes your car have to work harder to move and use more gas.

Less tire wear- When your tires are inflated properly your tires are more likely to wear evenly. When your tires are not inflated properly your tires are more likely to have uneven wear. When this happens it can cause weak spots in your tires. This will make your tire more susceptible to injury and puncture.

Better handling and performance – nitrogen is less likely to seep through the walls of your tire than regular air, because of this it can help prevent corrosion on your aluminum or steel rims. Oxygen can ‘oxidize’ your wheels thus causing rust and eventual break down of the metal. When this happens this can affect your vehicle’s handling.

Extended tire lifespan- Since nitrogen is less likely to seep through the walls of your tires, it keeps your tires from deflating as quickly, which can help with your tire wear.  When your tire wears evenly your tires can last longer because there isn’t one side that is weaker than the other.

Make sure you have your tires serviced as soon as you see that dash light illuminate. It’s not worth risking your safety or your wheels by driving around on underinflated tires. We recommend our nitrogen fill service. Nitrogen is better for your tires and wheels, so come in today and ask our knowledgeable mechanics at The Tire Terminal about our nitrogen inflation services in Mississauga, ON and surrounding areas.