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Tire Safety

June 13th, 2014

 

 
Pressure
 
Underinflation is a tire's #1 Enemy.
It results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!
 
Learn more about Air Pressure
 
Alignment
 
Is your vehicle pulling to one side, or shaking?
A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your front end out of alignment and damage your tires. Have a tire dealer check the alignment periodically to ensure that your car is properly aligned.
 
Rotation
 
Promotes uniform tire wear.
Regularly rotating your vehicle's tires will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle owner's manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 5,000 miles.
 
Tread
 
Measure it -- and inspect it.
Advanced and unusual wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip the road in adverse conditions. Visually check your tires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusually smooth areas. Also check for signs of damage.
 
Safety Facts
 
Number of tires on the road in America in 2007 on non-commercial vehicles (cars and light trucks, including SUVs): 960 million
Number of light vehicles and commercial tires shipped in 2007: 310 million
Vehicle miles traveled in 2007: 2.98 trillion
Highway fatalities in 2005: 43,400
Estimated annual number of highway fatalitites caused by under inflated tires: 660
Recommended frequency for visual inspection and inflation pressure check of all our tires and the spare: Once a month and before every long trip.
 
Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Rubber Manufacturers Assocation
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