Thursday, June 10, 2010

National Tire Safety Week

Did you know that this week, June 6 - June 12, is National Tire Safety Week?  This is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of tires and make sure you know all of the proper tire information to keep your family safe. Below are some important tire basics to remember:
  • Check your air pressure at least once a month. Properly inflated tires can keep your family safe and save you money. You should always use the inflation recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. This information can be found in the owner's manual and often on a label located in the vehicle's doorjamb, inside the fuel hatch, or on the glove compartment door.
  • Always be aware of your tread depth. The simplest way to check your tread is to place a penny, Lincoln’s head first, into the tread; if you can see the top of his head, the tire needs to be replaced.
  • Make sure to rotate your tires. Rotating them ensures uniform wear on all of your tires. Check your owner’s manual for the suggested period of time between rotations. If there is no suggested period of time, the standard is every 6,000-8,000 miles, or every other oil change.
While National Tire Safety Week only lasts for seven days, it’s important to keep these tips in mind throughout the year. Remember, your tires are the only thing between your vehicle and the road, so your safety is riding on them. Keeping them properly maintained with these few simple tips could prevent a major issue.

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Thanks to Uniroyal Tire for providing the information for this post!  Don't forget about the More Mileage for Your Money portal for frugal ideas for summer celebrations and many more money-saving tips. And while you're there, be sure to enter for your chance to win a $100 gift card or a soccer ball!

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3 comments :

  1. Thanks for the reminder I so need to check mine. Thanks to my Christmas Bonus I got new tires, but it is do time to check the pressure.

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  2. Great information and thanks for posting Melissa.

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  3. Great post! Both my kids are in college and they have to drive quite a distance from home to school. My hubby is always on them to check their tire pressure! It's amazing just how important it is!

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