National Tire Safety Week

National Tire Safety WeekIt’s National Tire Safety Week again and it’s time to raise public awareness of tire safety and to promote proper tire maintenance for each and every vehicle you drive. This June 2nd to June 8th you are encouraged to take a good look at your tire safety habits to ensure your safety on the road.

There are a lot of different reasons why tires fail. A few of them include:

  • Alignment – If you hit a pot hole or curb your tires can be thrown out of alignment, causing uneven wear and potential damage to your tires.
  • Low tire pressure – Did you know a tire can lose up to half it’s pressure and still not look flat? Maintaining tire pressure reduces wear and keeps you in control in the event of a crash.
  • Worn tread – Tread is what grips you to the road when driving in rain and snow. If your tires have low tread, your tires could skid or slip on poor roads.

National Tire Safety Week is a good time to run some basic maintenance of your tires.  Check the air pressure and be sure to check it at least once a month. Ensure your alignment is correct by visiting a tire professional, and use the penny test to check if your tires are going bald. If you can put a penny upside down in the tread grove and se all of Lincoln’s head, it’s time to head out and buy new tires.