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Tire Safety Part 1

Protection against avoidable breakdowns and crashes. Improved vehicle handling. Better fuel economy. Increased tire life. Just a few of the reasons to take five minutes every month to check your tires. Simply use the handy check list below.

Safety Checklist

  1. Check tire pressure regularly (at least once a month), including the spare
  2. Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects, or other signs of wear or trauma. Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects
  3. Make sure your tire values have valve caps
  4. Check tire pressure before going on a long trip
  5. Do not overload your vehicle. Check the tire information placard or owner’s manual for the maximum recommended load for the vehicle
  6. If you are towing a trailer, remmeber that some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.

Safety Tips

  1. Slow down if you have to go over a pothole or other object in the road.
  2. Do not run over curbs, and try not to strike the curb when parking.