By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 9:00 AM CST
Proper tire care and safety is simple and easy. S&R Tire Centers recommends taking five minutes every month and before every long trip to check your tires, including the spare. Just remember to “Be Tire Smart – Play Your PART: Pressure, Alignment, Rotation, Tread.”
- Pressure – Under inflation results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its inflation pressure and not appear to be flat!
- Alignment – A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your front end out of alignment and damage your tires. Have a tire dealer check the alignment periodically to ensure that your car is properly aligned.
- Rotation – Regularly rotating your vehicle’s tires will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle’s owners manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 5,000 miles.
- Tread – Advanced and unusual wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip the road in adverse conditions. Visually check your tires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusually smooth areas. Also check for signs of damage.
Remember how to check for proper tire pressure:
Properly inflated tires are vitally important to your safety. Low pressure will affect your braking, acceleration, stability, cornering and fuel economy. The government instituted the TPMS mandate after tire failures in 2000, a controversy that was partly attributed to inadequately inflated tires. Also, for any auto needs call S&R Tire, located at 1101 Lovers Lane, 270.781.8828. Also fan them on facebook.