Having your vehicle breakdown on a road trip is the last thing anyone wants to happen. Did you remember to check your tires before you left? Here are tips on tire care.
According to an article at carcare.org, “Road Trip Tips”
“The excitement of summer vacation quickly deflates when your car has a flat tire,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick four-step tire check will help you to avoid the aggravation of changing a flat tire on the side of the road.”
- Check that all tires, including the spare, are inflated to recommended pressure levels.
- Check tire tread depth with a simple penny test – if you see Lincoln’s head above the tread, then it is time for new tires.
- Check for irregular wear as uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment.
- Check tires for cuts, bruises, bulges, bald spots or other irregularities that can lead to a flat tire.
“AAA expects to get calls from over seven million stranded motorists this summer and a good portion of those vehicle troubles will be tire related,” said White. “A comprehensive pre-trip vehicle inspection, including the tires, is the best way to alert you of any potential issues so you can address them before you leave home and keep your road trip on track.” To read the entire article click here.