Officials recommend higher tire pressure during colder months

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It’s official.

Cold weather is back in the Ohio Valley, wreaking havoc on your tire pressure. 

The good news is that low tire pressure is a pretty easy fix, but it’s important to address the issue when it pops up. 

Officials confirm not only will proper tire pressure keep that annoying light on your dashboard from turning on, it will help you maintain proper traction and get better fuel mileage.

“What we recommend in the cold weather like this is to fill your tires to the maximum that it calls for, usually 35 pounds,” said Doug Eaton, owner of Wheeling Tire.

“That will keep your light from going off and on during the weather change. If you’re down 3-4 pounds and it gets cold in the morning, suddenly your low tire light is on. Then, in the afternoon, as it warms up, the light goes off. That’s why we recommend this.”

Officials said not inflating your tires to the proper PSI can also age your tires faster.

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