Some time ago, I wrote about simple things you can do to get better gas mileage, which means and less time and money spent at the gas pump.
One of those tips was to make sure your car’s tires are always properly inflated because underinflated tires cause the engine to work harder than necessary, which wastes fuel, while overinflation causes tires to wear prematurely.
I went on to tell you how to discover the psi (pounds per square inch) inflation recommended for your tires. And with that, I kinda’ started a firestorm!
My email box fairly sizzled with responses from readers who were not happy—some demanding an immediate retraction, others insisting I was putting the lives of my readers in serious danger due to exploding tires.
The problem? I told you to discover the proper psi by looking for that information on the tires themselves.
“You’re wrong!” informed a few readers, many of them citing their qualifications as authorities on tires and proper inflation.