Prevent Tire Blowouts and Skidding With Tire Maintenance

You might think that tire blowouts and skidding on icy roads just happens, but there are a couple of things that you can do to prevent them; keep your tire pressure within the manufacturer's recommended range and check your tire tread. Both of these are easy maintenance that you can do yourself, too.

To check the tire tread, insert a penny with Lincoln face down. If you can see his full face then it's time to have your tires changed. On many tires, another option is to simply look at the tread marks that are left behind. Many tires are manufactured with a cross tread that shows when your tires need to be changed.

When tires are too full, your vehicle's weight isn't distributed over the entire tire. To ensure that your tires are properly inflated, you can use a pressure gauge. Look at the manufacturer's recommendations rather than what is written on the wall of the tires.



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