Originally Posted by tahoe1840
I asked a local tire guy the same question and he replyed that as soon as you drive about 5 miles the road friction on the tires causes heat bringing your tires right back to pressure. Not a bad idea to drive it and then check the pressure too.
You really need a new "tire guy" Just because someone sells and mounts tires does not make them really knowledgeable. Would you get medical advice from the cash register clerk at the local CVS? They sell a lot of band-aids.
1. It is NOT road friction that heats a tire but brnding of the rubber in the tire structure.
2. It is possible to over stretch portions of a tire as soon as it rolls one revolution. This means that microscopic cracks may be initiated.
3. Once there are cracks in the tire structure, they will NEVER heal
. They will just grow till they are too large so the tire fails.
4. I have seen a set of HI-Perf passenger tires ($250 per tire) fail in 5 miles from being gun under improper conditions.
Tires need to be properly inflated with enough air to support the actual load on each tire starting at revolution #1. Inflation pressure should be checked before the tire has been driven more than 1 mile and after it has been allowed to cool to ambient (about 2 to 3 hours after being driven and not after being warmed in the Sun.