Monday, June 18, 2018
Happy National Tire Safety Week 2018!
Our friends at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) want you to be safe on the highways, so they've sponsored another week to share some tips that can help all of us be safer. You can read more at their website: TIRE SAFETY and here's a few highlights:
--About 11,000 crashes in the US every year are related to worn tires. You can avoid adding to this number by just looking at your tires regularly, and replace them if they are too worn or too old.
--Properly inflated tires will save you money with better MPGs, and last thousands of miles longer to save you even more money! Your tires will lose about 1psi per month, so it's a good idea to use a tire gauge and check them monthly.
--Rotating your tires regularly (about every 5,000-8,000) will help them last longer, wear evenly, and save you money. Who doesn't like having more money?
--The NHTSA has a cool graphic that shows more tire tips at IN THE GARAGE TIPS
--Just like the NHTSA manages vehicle and other auto-related item safety recalls, they also have a data base of Tire Recalls you can use if you want to check out a specific brand or type of tire. TIRE RECALL INFO