Tire Maintenance: A Key to Safe Driving

If you think about it, it only makes sense that keeping your tires well maintained and properly inflated is a key in keeping safe on the road..after all, your tires are your one and only connection to the road. This is one area of your vehicle that should never be compromised. Interestingly enough, many ignore their tires, checking the pressure and tread maybe two or three times per year. Tire maintenance is so easy and quick, though, that it is well worth it to make this a regular task.

First, you will want to read the manual that came with the car and locate the tire section. In there, you will see various tidbits of information regarding how much air should be in the tires, when to refill, air pressure, load rating, etc. These are all very important to ensure your tires won’t fail due to preventable issues. Checking your tire pressure is very easy, and yet only about 15% of drivers actually check their tire’s pressure every month. Also, don’t forget to check your spare tire either, because that very well can be on your car if you have a flat tire at some point. Having your dealership perform regular rotations will ensure that equal wear is given to each tire, which will make them last longer as a group. Tires should be rotated about every 5,000 miles, or twice a year.

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