With summer finally here in Bridgeport, CT now is the perfect time to make sure that your car is ready for all your summer adventuring. One area that you should pay particular attention to is your tires.

Summer tire care is vital as the temperature will affect your tires’ pressure, which can cause issues if you don’t maintain proper tire pressure. As a general rule, tires gain or lose 1 PSI (pound per square inch) for every 10-degree fluctuation in temperature. That means that during the day, your tires could gain or lose several PSI depending on several factors such as driving, time your car spends in the sun, and, of course, the temperature outside.

Properly inflated tires will increase your fuel economy, allow for better handling and braking, and offer a smoother ride. Improperly inflated tires, whether over-inflated or under-inflated, can cause a decrease in fuel economy, braking ability, and ride comfort.

We recommend checking your tire pressure regularly during these summer months, especially before long trips. For the most accurate results, check your tire pressure when your tires are cold. Always check your owner’s manual for the recommended PSI.

If you need new tires, you’re in luck! Right now at Park City Ford, you can get a special rebate when you buy four new tires; some restrictions apply. Buying tires from us, your Bridgeport, CT Ford dealership means that you’ll get the best service possible. We know all Ford models inside and out and can recommend several options based on your model and style of driving. Our highly trained technicians can get you a brand new set of tires put on your car in no time. We also offer some of the top tire brands like Goodyear, Firestone, and Bridgestone.

Visit us today at 60 North Avenue for all your Ford model needs.