Tires are an important part of your vehicle as they are the only component that makes direct contact with the road. Unfortunately, most people don't think of them as safety devices. When you take proper care of your tires, you don't have to worry about putting your safety and life at risk. To ensure your tires are reliable and safe, you should regularly inspect their tread and monitor their pressure.
Facts Regarding Negligence of Tire Pressure
- Under-inflation is the top cause of tire failure.
- Over 3,000 US drivers are injured in vehicle accidents related to tires every year.
- 1 in 4 automobiles on the road has at least one tire that is considered under-inflated.
- Only 19% of vehicle owners regularly check and adjust their tire inflation.
Tread & Pressure
One crucial aspect of your tires is the tread. The tread enables proper grip of the road in various weather conditions. Routinely checking your tire tread is just as important as checking its pressure. You can use a traction testing tool or even a penny to measure your tread. Most people test their tread and pressure tests at once to avoid the hassle. Tires should have at least 2/32 inch of tread; otherwise, a tire replacement is needed.
In conclusion, you should pay attention to your tire's air pressure, tread, and condition. If there are any signs of uneven tire wear, it could point to a tire issue, or you need new tires soon. To optimize the life of your tires and prevent premature tire wear, you should stay on top of your tire maintenance. Regular alignments, wheel balancing, and tire rotations will extend the life of your tires.
When you take care of your tires, you are guaranteed safety and savings. We invite you to Haglin Automotive for a tire check-up and all your other tire maintenance needs.