Vehicle Tire Pressure
This year, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) would like you to take extra care on the road by focusing on one of the least safety-checked parts on your car – your tires. By launching the ‘What’s your PSI?” initiative, the NHTSA points out that vehicle tire pressure is one of the leading causes of tire failure, and by taking care of your tires, you are promoting both your safety and those of others on the road with you.
The NHTSA estimates that over 11,000 crashes will be due to tire failure per year. Because just looking at your tires isn’t an accurate gauge of tire pressure, there are steps you can take to ensure you stay tire safe.
- Always follow the recommended tire pressure pounds-per-square-inch (PSI) on your tires.
- Buy a tire gauge and test your tire pressure once per month
- Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific tire replacement recommendations.
- Monitor the tread on your tires and replace when necessary
- Seat belts are your best protection in crashes. Always wear your seat belt in the event of a crash or tire blow out