Keeping you safe on the road is our number one priority, and your tires could be putting you in danger. Did you know July 1-7 is National Tire Safety Week? There are plenty of quick tests you can do to ensure your safety.
- Check the tire pressure. Your car can get better gas mileage with the appropriate psi (pounds per square inch). Filling your tires could improve your gas mileage by three percent.
- Alignment. Your car may have uneven wear on the tires. This can cause the vehicle to pull to one side or shake. It can easily be repaired with an allignment.
- Rotation. To keep tires from wearing unevenly, you may want to have your tires rotated. The Car Care Council advises drivers to rotate their tires every six thousand miles to promote uniform wear.
- Penny Test. To check for accelerated or uneven tire wear, you can use the penny test without even leaving your driveway. If you can still see the top of Lincoln's head after placing the coin in the tread, you're due for new tires.