Tires play an important role in your vehicle’s road-handling performance. But people forget that proper tire maintenance, along with monitoring tire pressure, tread depth and performing regular tire rotations, are all safety issues. Do you know that only 14% of drivers properly check their tire pressure
That 70% don’t know how to tell if their tires are bald and 45% wrongly believe that if taking a trip with a fully loaded vehicle, they’re better off with tires that are slightly under-inflated.
Remember, tire pressure should be checked at least once a month. Monitoring tread depth will help ensure you’re receiving the proper level of traction and road-hugging performance as well as the ability to funnel water out from under the tire to reduce hydroplaning.
Rotating your tires can even out wear rates based on the amount of weight that each tire carries on a vehicle.