Carova, NC Outer Banks Real Estate

Driving in Carova, NC Tip #1 Drop Your Tire Pressure

Running at full pressure will increase the odds of getting stuck (towing starts at $120 cash or check), and put more stress on your engine which can lead to a fire. Many believe that for your standard SUV 18psi will still be enough to do all your around town driving without inflating, but for the best beach driving you should be down to 15psi and maybe even 10psi.

Aslo driving with too much pressure in your tires ruins the beach for everyine else. Many claim the the "wash board" effect is caused by tires with full air pressure bouncing on the sand. Even worse is the dips in the ruts. Every time a vehicle gets itself burried it leaves behind 4 new dips in the sand for everyone one else to drive through. Now imagine that happening at at rate of 40 a day and you have one very bumpy beach and the only think that's going to fix it is a good high tide.

Jean-Paul Peron
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The Outer Banks Real Estate Company
 
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0 commentsJean-Paul Peron • August 13 2010 11:40AM
Driving in Carova, NC Tip #1 Drop Your Tire Pressure
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Running at full pressure will increase the odds of getting stuck (towing starts at $120 cash or check), and put more stress on your engine which can lead to a fire. Many believe that for your standard SUV 18psi will still be enough to do all your… more