The Meineke Car Care Center  on Baltimore Street in Hanover will help you keep your tires ready for winter's cold.

If you were like thousands of drivers across the U.S., you noticed that the TPMS (tire) light came on when you started your car this morning. But like most mornings, it didn't go off. It remained on until you shut off the engine after arriving at work.

The most likely reason - the overnight cold snap that had temperatures hovering around freezing.

"If it seems your tire pressure warning light is going off more during the winter, it’s probably not your imagination. That’s because air contracts when it’s cold, causing tire pressure to drop between one and two psi for every 10-degree decrease in temperature. This means that your tires could be 5 to 10 psi lower than required on a 24-degree day than they are on a 74-degree day," explains

The obvious solution is to get your tires inflated to the appropriate pressure as soon as possible.

"When your tire pressure is low, you should inflate them to the recommended pressure as soon as possible. Underinflated tires wear more quickly and unevenly. This makes them more susceptible to damage and wear and tear. Both handling and braking are compromised when there’s not enough air in the tires. And if that’s not enough, underinflated tires are also a drag on your fuel economy," says.

Whatever your do, don't over-inflate them. That's not good for them either.

What does it mean if you put air in your tires and the TPMS light remains on? Then something else is wrong.

As explains: "Temperatures aren’t the only factor that can affect tire pressure. If you inflate your tires to the proper psi but they’re low the next day, chances are there’s more than cold weather to blame. Your tires are likely leaking air.

"A slow leak could be caused by a small puncture in your tire, or a bad seal between the tire and wheel. Either way, your best bet is to take your car to an automotive service center to get it inspected by a professional."

You can find a trusted Hanover tire pro at the Meineke on Baltimore Street. If that's not convenient you can try one of our other Meineke Car Centers. We have 13 in south-central Pennsylvania for your convenience:

  • Meineke Car Care Center - Pleasant View Road
    331 Pleasant View Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Rodney Road
    1775 Rodney Road, York, PA 17408
  • Meineke Car Care Center - South Queen Street
    855 South Queen Street, York, PA 17403
  • Meineke Car Care Center - 2nd Street
    201 N. 2nd Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Baltimore Street
    871 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Pike
    6510 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Street
    1125 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - East Chocolate Ave
    1401 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Gettysburg Road
    2236 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Jonestown Road
    4509 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Manheim Pike
    1220 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Market Street
    2301 E Market Street, York, PA 17402
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Paxton Street
    3098 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111

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