This news bulletin informs motorists that a car's tire pressure decreases as the temperature drops -- about one pound per square inch for each 10 degree Farenheit drop in temperature. Motorists are advised to check tire pressure often and only when the tires are cold. It is also pointed out that mud and snow (M/S) tires require four more pounds of pressure than regular tires, and that it is a misconception to think that lower tire pressure improves traction in the snow. Steps motorists should take to prepare their tires for colder weather driving are listed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Automobile Association

    8111 Gatehouse Road
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22047
  • Publication Date: 1985-10-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • News (AAA)
    • Publisher: American Automobile Association

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 568
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM