Tire Safety Tips from Wayne’s Automotive Center in Reno Nevada
Check your tires lately? When the last time you gave your tires any attention or is that you really don’t notice them until your dashboard light warns you? Here are tire care tips from Wayne’s Automotive Center in Reno Nevada.
According to an article at belletire.com, “Tire Pressure Tips”
“85% of vehicle owners don’t check their Tire pressure regularly! It’s just one of those things we don’t think about until it’s obvious there is a problem, or it’s too late. Even with all the hi-tech goodies found in today’s modern automobiles, tires are probably the single most important safety feature on your vehicle. Without tires you’re not going anywhere. One of the easiest ways to maintain the performance and longevity of your tires is to keep them properly inflated. Check air pressure in all four tires at least once a month, or before a long trip, and inflate them to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended level. This information is also often located on a placard in the vehicle’s doorjamb. Here are a few things you can do to keep your tires properly inflated and in good shape.
- Invest in a good pressure gauge. Remember, gas station gauges are often inaccurate.
- Hot air expands. For accurate pressure readings, always check your tires when they are cold.
- Beat the Heat. In summer, it’s best to inflate tires in the morning before the day heats up.
- Check valve stems for cracks or damage. Make sure all valve stems are capped tightly to minimize air loss.”