Want to Stay Safe & Save Money? Focus on Your Car’s Tires

June 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Car Safety

It’s important to note that when you’re on a budget and you’re looking into ensuring your vehicle is safe, focusing extra attention to your tires might be the perfect way to start and save money on the long run.

Tire maintenance is important because it could keep your vehicle safe and ready to face most conditions while on the road. Well-maintained tires can help you to avoid being involved in an accident. Keeping your tires well-maintained could also keep your tires from suffering a blowout, which could eventually lead to a severe accident.

When the car owner begins to notice problems associated with tire alignment, tread or other complications, safety experts urge them to have whatever problem that was noticed promptly addressed before it’s too late.

According to experts, car owners should be especially concerned with problems that could stem from over, under inflating their tires or failing to have the tires rotated regularly.

Experts urge consumers to stay alert and notice when the vehicle starts showing signs that tire issues may be under way. At times, the driver may feel like the car pulls in one direction while you’re trying to go straight. This issue could lead to a severe tire wear that could eventually cause accidents.

Throughout June, which is the National Tire Safety Month, safety experts will be talking about the importance of ensuring your tires are reliable. Proper tire care means that drivers must follow certain steps to avoid accidents that could help them to save money in the long run. According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, drivers should take five minutes of their day once a month to check on their car’s tires.

During your monthly check, make sure to check the tire pressure. Every 3,000 or 5,000 miles, make sure that the tires are also rotated. When checking for abnormalities, make sure to check and measure the tread and look for any signs of unusual wear that could eventually damage the tire even further.

Maintaining your tires properly, you will experience dependable tire traction while on the road. Safe tires are especially important when driving on a wet road, since the stopping power can decrease if the tread wears out.

Nowadays, tires are manufactured for specific vehicle types and because of that, car owners should beware of the manufacturer’s specifications when purchasing new tires for their car. Using the tires of the right size will help you to ensure your vehicle is functioning properly at all times.

If you would like to learn more about tire safety and how to keep your tires well-maintained, follow this link to read the full article.

 


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