Check Your Vehicle's Tires
Sometimes we take for granted how reliable our vehicle’s tires can be. They hold up through all kinds of weather as well as debris and potholes in the
road. However, without proper maintenance and inspections, tires can lose their durability and cause accidents if they are under-inflated or over-inflated.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 200 people die every year from tire-related crashes.
Keep these tips in mind to get
the most out of your tires:
Make sure tires are inflated to the proper tire pressure. The proper psi can be found on the driver side door jamb and in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
The owner’s manual will also tell you when to rotate the tires and may give suggestions for when to get the vehicle’s suspension aligned, which can help
increase tire life.
Check the tire treads depth monthly. When a tire gets to be 2/32 inches or less, they need to be replaced.
If your vehicle has been sitting for a long period of time, take it for a spin. Inactivity can cause tires to age faster than normal. A warmer climate
with abundant sunshine also plays a factor in decreasing a tire’s lifespan.
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