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Tire pressure and gas mileage


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- With Memorial Day weekend behind us-- and the unofficial start of the summer vacation season here-- many of us will be traveling to see family and friends. Before you hit the road, experts say it may be a good idea to keep an eye on your tire pressure.

Regardless of distance, tires that are not inflated to the proper pressure will bring down a vehicle's gas mileage, and in turn cost you more money at the gas pump.

Experts recommend you check your tires at least once a month, either on your own with a pressure gauge or by stopping in to a tire shop, to see what needs to be taken care of.

Tires should not be checked only by looking at them, but with the proper tools.

"Some of the things that you definitely want to keep up on is going to be proper tire rotation, make sure your tires are rotated every five to six thousand miles, proper air pressure and proper inflation is also going to help, especially with high fuel costs and to keep that fuel mileage the best you can," said Brad Berge from Discount Tire.

Getting tires rotated and having the pressure checked on a regular basis will ensure that you and your family get to your destination safe and sound.

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