Have You Checked Your Tires Lately?

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:30 pm    

img_9275Take 5 minutes a month to check your tires!  Underinflation is the easist way to kill your tire.  It causes unnecessary wear and eventually puts you at risk for a tire blowout.  A tire can lose up to half of its pressure and not appear to be flat.

These tips are recommended by the National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration:

  • Check tire pressure at least once a month.
  • Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, glass, or damage. 
  • Make sure your tire valves have valve caps.
  • Check tire pressure before going on a long trip.
  • Do not overload your vehicle.
  • If you are towing a trailer, remember that some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.
  • Slow down if you have to go over a pothole or other object in the road. 
  • Do not run over curbs, and try not to strike the curb when parking.

If you need more information on how to check your tire pressure, click here.

Click here to learn about expired tires.  Yes, tires have an expiration date.

Just 5 minutes a month could save you from preventable breakdowns and crashes.  If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, call my office for assistance.

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