What will happen if the tire is overinflated or underinflated?

What will happen if the tire is overinflated or underinflated?

Why you should use tire inflators?


If you are like most people, you probably don't think about the tires until there is a problem. Flat or underinflated tires will cause decreased fuel efficiency and dangerous driving conditions.


Blown out a tire or worse.


But what if there was a way to avoid those problems altogether? Believe it or not, one of the best ways to make sure your tires are in good shape is by using a tire inflator before driving. In this blog post, we'll talk about why that is and how you can go about doing it. So keep reading for more information!


If the tire is overinflated:


  1. Tire blowout:

The main danger lurks with tires that are medium worn or completely in some way. Long and fast drives with these kinds of tires also increase the possibility of trouble.


  1. Problems with handling the car on the road

Overinflated tires essentially mean less grip on the road. It will cause a lengthening of the normal braking distance meaning that you won’t be able to stop the car as usual.


  1. Uneven tire wear

A bulge forms at the center of the tire.


This leads to uneven tire wear as the center of the tread is more exposed than the rest of it.


  1. Interference with assisting systems

Every driver should have in mind those systems (ABS, ESP, ASR, etc) that depend on a good grip provided by the tires. Overinflating may confuse the whole system (due to lack of grip). It will make the system unable to react on time and properly.


  1. Less driving comfort with overinflated tires

This goes double for situations like bad and bumpy roads. The drivers feel every little bump and pebble for sure.



How to fix overinflated tires


The only tool you will need is a tire pressure gauge or tire inflator with the pressure gauge on it. Most of these have a release valve built in them so you can release pressure with a simple press.


  1. Find the tire bale stem on the rim
  2. Take off the valve cap
  3. Mount the pressure gauge or tire inflator onto the valve stem. Make sure it sits in properly so no air leaks beside it.
  4. Press the release valve until the gauge shows proper pressure.
  5. Return the valve cap and tighten it properly.


If the tire is underinflated:


  1. Premature wear

When the tire is underinflated, too much of its surface comes in contact with the road surface. Much friction raises the heat on the tires’ surface. It causes premature wear and blowouts.


  1. Vehicle damage

Underinflated tires bring much pressure on the chassis of the vehicle. And it may lead to damage to these parts.  It will incur unnecessary costs.


  1. Excessive fuel consumption

When driving with underinflated tires, the rolling resistance increases. It will increase the expenditure on fuel.


Before inflating tires, please notice:


  1. The pressure of your tires must be set in accordance.
  2. Please measure the tire pressure when the tire is cold.


Note: the tire pressure will be affected by the difference in temperature.


Your tire pressure will drop when the temperature is cold and rise when the climate is warm. It is important to check the pressure of your tires when the season changes.


  1. Even if the new car has TPMS. Once the system will automatically alert the driver when a tire’s pressure is low.


For avoiding errors in TPMS, it is best to prepare tire inflators in the car to confirm again.


We all know that safety is the number one priority when it comes to driving. For your own safety and others on the road, the most important thing is to make sure tires are properly inflated.


There are a lot of benefits to using a tire inflator before driving. In fact, it's something that all drivers should do on a regular basis. By using a tire inflator, you can help ensure the tires are properly inflated. It also can improve your fuel economy. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to do and can save you from having an accident.

Plus - who doesn't want more money-saving options? It only needs to take a few minutes to inflate those tired old tires, which means less gas wasted per mile traveled.


LEMATEC has many types of tire inflators. You can refer to our website and find the one best for you.