During long trips the tires of a truck may reach extremely high temperatures.Explain why truck drivers are encouraged to monitor and adjust the air pressure in their tires during long trips?

As a tire heats up, the air inside expands, thereby increasing air pressure inside the tire.

As the tire heats up, the rubber of the tire softens.

Higher pressure and softer tire combine to make a blowout.

If the driver maintains the correct pressure as the tire heats up, it will lessen the chance of a blowout.

1 Comment on Why do truck drivers are encouraged to monitor and adjust the air pressure in their tires during long trips?

  1. RebelAir says:

    As a tire heats up, the air inside expands, thereby increasing air pressure inside the tire.

    As the tire heats up, the rubber of the tire softens.

    Higher pressure and softer tire combine to make a blowout.

    If the driver maintains the correct pressure as the tire heats up, it will lessen the chance of a blowout.
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