The science and the technology that has gone into producing even the best quality of tire will go waste if the tires are not inflated to the recommended pressure – Pressure compensating to the load carried. The best performance of tires can only be achieved when the tire is inflated to the designated pressure based on the load per tire.
“Under inflation” or “Over inflation” on the tire tend to impact tire life, vehicle handling and safety. There are two factors with weight distribution of the vehicle. One is contact patch and other linked to the tire wear. This result in heat build-up/tire temperature and thus loss of tire life, premature tire removals, increased rolling resistance and fuel consumption.
“Under Inflation” is more common than Over inflation. Tire users are not always conscious about maintaining or matching tire pressure to the loads carried. In pneumatic tire the “Air carries the load”. The best tire performance and lower tire CPKM are obtained by maintaining correct tire inflation pressure.