Summer heat can cause problems for tires

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- The temperature has been in the nineties this week, and that can cause a few problems for cars on the road

The heat can cause problems for your car tires. Experts say in the morning before hitting the road it's important to check your tire pressure. It should be between 32 to 35 pounds PSI. Of course it's always good to refer to the tire pressure label sticker found on the passenger door for specific tire pressure information on your vehicle. Your mechanic can also help you read the label and identify your specific tire pressure requirements. The tires will expand as the temperature rises throughout the day. The yellow exclamation point on the dashboard usually signals low tire pressure.

"When tires get that low, especially in this heat, you can have one of few things to happen. A possible blowout, possible breakdown of the tire, therefore causing a blowout or in most cases a flat. Then you're on the side of the road from minutes to hours at a time," said adrian martinez, the manager of J&J Tire and Muffler.

You are advised to get your tire pressure checked one to two times per week.