Four Ways to Ensure your Tires are in Good Condition

When it comes to road safety tires are often overlooked especially by younger or less experienced drivers. However, tires are very important and need to always be in good condition for drivers to have the best and safest experience. Just like we make gas a priority, we need to do the same for tires. If you're not sure how to care for or ensure that your tires are in good condition, here are 4 ways to do so:

Read your vehicle's owner's manual.

Whenever you purchase a vehicle you will also receive an owners manual that lets you know how to take care of it. You should always read it to know everything about your vehicle including when you need to change your tires, how to do so and what type of tires you would need to replace them.

Look at your tires or ask a professional for their opinion.

Sometimes just by looking at your tires, you can tell that they need to be replaced. Maybe they are visibly smooth on the surface with less traction or even look deteriorated. It's not safe to drive with tires in those conditions so keep an eye on them to prevent them from getting that bad.

Do the "Penny Test".
Many drivers do what is known as the "Penny Test" to determine if they need new tires. To do the "Penny Test" insert a penny into one of the grooves of your tire with President Lincoln's head facing down. If the top of President Lincoln's head disappears when the penny is in the groove that means you need to replace your tires.

Pay attention to your vehicle's notifications.
Most vehicles would signal when your tires need air and some even let you know exactly which tires and how much air they need. Don't ignore these notifications, be sure to put air in your tires air as soon as possible after getting these notifications.

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