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Wilderness Auto Service

701 Maple Valley Hwy

Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425.432.1636

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tire repair


Business Hours

Monday - Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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transmission repair

Importance Of Tire Pressure

The Importance of Tire Pressure. According to recent study by the National Transportation and Safety Administration, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/, more than 25% of all passenger cars and more than 33% of all light trucks have under inflated tires.What does this mean to you?

  • Lower gas mileage – Lower tire pressure means lower gas mileage.For each pound of under inflation, your gas mileage can drop up to 1 percent!
  • Tire failure – Under inflation is the leading cause of tire failure.
  • Faster tread wear – Lower tire pressure also causes the tread to wear out faster and forces premature replacement.
  • Poorer handling – The point where the tire meets the road is a crucial element in determining the ride control of your vehicle.Under inflation prevents your ride control system from functioning properly.
  • So what is the proper tire pressure for your vehicle?
  • While there is a lot of information available in the market, the best way to determine this is refer to your owners manual.Each vehicle is designed by the manufacturer with a specific tire and tire pressure in mind.Some things to keep in mind.

  • The proper tire pressure is available to you in a number of locations in the owner’s manual or on the door jam or doorpost.Many vehicles now also have sticker on the interior of the gas cap.
  • The pressure listed on the exterior of the tire is the maximum pressure that the tire should be inflated to, not necessarily the ideal pressure.
  • Always take the tire’s pressure when the tires are cold driven less than one mile.
  • Tires will lose about one pound per square inch (PSI) for every 10-degree drop in the temperature.
  • Tires will also lose pressure over time about 1 PSI per month.
  • To improve the life of your tires, rotate them on a regular basis – every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.Every other oil change is a good rule of thumb.

Contact Information

auto shop repair

Wilderness Auto Service

701 Maple Valley Hwy

Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425.432.1636

Email Us

Feel free to call or email us to schedule your next appointment.


tire repair


Business Hours

Monday - Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Apply Now!


transmission repair
  • tune up
  • tune ups
  • oil changes
  • oil change
  • engine repair
  • transmission repair
  • tire repair