There is a school of thought in the more snowy areas of the world that says under-inflated tires are better for driving on snow because the tires will have more contact with the surface.
In some cases, lower tire pressure can actually help. However, when driving on ice, a lower pressure in the tires will not make a very big difference.
By deflating the tires, the cars gain traction, but this only happens in optimal driving conditions, when the roads are not covered with snow.
Even when snow and ice melt, the remaining water can still cause problems handling the car. So examine the roads in the areas you intend to travel to before making the decision to reduce your tire pressure.
It is not safe to drive with inflated tires
Although this is technically true, it is not safe to drive with inflated tires. Properly inflated tires do better, save fuel and do not wear out so quickly.
However, maintaining the correct tire pressure not only ensures optimum grip on any road surface, but also reduces fuel consumption and even reduces CO2 emissions. As soon as the temperature drops in the cold winter months, it is important to pay attention to the inflation pressure of the tires. Once you have prepared your car for the cold season and fitted the winter tires, you must also adapt the tire pressure to the seasonal conditions.
How does cold weather affect tire inflation?
Usually, when the temperature drops by 10 degrees Celsius, the tire pressure drops by 0.07 to 0.14 bar. If you live or travel in a high altitude location, the tire pressure decreases with each meter of altitude added. For this reason, it is important to check and maintain all four tires at the optimum level recommended by the manufacturer.
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