Auto Part Tips for Tire Maintenance
Tires are crucial to the proper functioning of your car and to the safety of everyone who rides with you (or around you). Yet many Americans fail to take care of their tires appropriately.
Fewer than 20 percent of drivers check their tire pressure on a regular basis, and national estimates suggest that over 3,000 car accidents every year are directly or indirectly caused by poor tire maintenance. In the winter, tire safety is even more important because of slick and icy driving conditions. Even if you stick close to the more mild Bay Area, you may need to winterize your vehicle to handle the colder and blustery conditions.
A tire with worn tread will not grip the road as well as a brand new tire.If you fail to rotate your tires, unbalanced tread can develop and create steering and braking challenges.
Check the tread on your tires using the penny test: put a penny between the tread, with Lincoln’s head pointing down. If you can see the entire head, the tires need to be replaced. Send your worn down tires to an auto recycling facility.
[See Also: How to Prepare Your Car for Winter]
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Have you had your tires rotated recently? Cold weather causes the air within the tire to contract, leading to lower air pressure, which can reduce your driving control. Check your tire pressure on a regular basis throughout the winter months and fill the tires to their recommended levels. You can obtain a pressure gauge and other related auto parts at a used auto parts store. Our team here at Rock N Roll Auto Parts can help you find the right tools for your auto maintenance project. Call 888-550-9944 or fill out our parts request form today.