Top 5 Tires Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

Top 5 Tires Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road


We all know that seat belts are
crucial for automotive safety. But when’s the last time
you examine your vehicles Only point of contact
with the road? Your tires. Hi, my name is Brian
and today we’re going to give you five
practical tire tips to keep you and your family
safe on the road. Tip number one is to always
check your tires tread. So if you look at
the tire here you will see a series of
channels and cuts in grooves. This represents
your tires tread. And this is really
what’s going to get you the most traction on the road. Now, there’s a couple of
different ways you can measure. First, is with a little
tool like this you could find it any auto parts store. And that’s going to tell you
exactly how much tread you have across your tire. You always want to
measure all the way across to make sure that your
tire is wearing evenly. Also tires have these built
in little tread wear bars that are set two thirty seconds. So once your main tread in
your tire goes down this low, you know that it’s
time to replace them. Now, just because your tires
may be a little bit worn, it does not mean that they
are bad. Michelin specifically designs their tires to have
outstanding performance in wet and dry conditions
and also incredible stopping distances. So much so that a
used Michelin tire can typically be better than a lower
cost brand new tire. Tip number two is to check
and set your tire pressure, at least once per month. Now, your tire
pressure has an impact on your tires performance. The tread life and
also your fuel economy. Not sure where to find what
the pressure should be? Well, all you need to do is
look in the drivers door jam and it’s going to tell you the
exact pressure of the front and also the rear tires. Tip number three, always spot
check your tires condition and integrity. You want to check the sidewall to
make sure there’s no cracks. There’s no bubbling or bulging. If you see any of those
signs, that is not normal wear and tear and you need to
replace your tire immediately. Tip number four is to
always know your tires. Age your average tire will
last about six to 10 years if properly stored. Now, the way to find
out your tires age is if you look on
the side. You’re going to see a
series of characters, and this is going to tell you
where the tire was manufactured, what plant, and some other data. Now if you look over here
at the last four characters you’re going to see
that my tire says 50 17. This represents the
weeks in the year. So my tire was manufactured
the 50th week of 2017. Tip number five, alway know
your tires purpose in design and make sure that it lines up
with the climate and the road conditions where you live. For example, many cars
sold in the United States are sold with high performance
summer tires or all season. Now, if you live somewhere
where it’s very snowy they may not work out for you. So always make sure you double
check your tires once again to sum it up to make sure
that you and your family stay safe on the road. Always keep an eye on your
tread and your tire pressure. Always spot check your tires
condition and integrity. Know your tires age and be
aware of your tires purpose and design. Once again, my name is Brian
on behalf of TireBuyer.com. Thanks for watching,
and have a great day.

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