Use Your Spare Time to Check Your Tires
According to a national survey conducted by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, only 17 percent of drivers
are considered “tire smart” and know the correct way to check their tire pressure.
“Underinflated tires are under stress and will eventually wear unevenly, making them a safety hazard, not to
mention an added expense since the worn out tires will have to be replaced sooner,” said Rich White, executive
director, Car Care Council. “Properly
inflated tires will not only help keep you safe on the road, but will improve gas mileage and performance.”
The Car Care Council recommends that vehicle owners check the pressure of all tires, including the spare, on a
monthly basis and more often during colder weather. Tires should be inflated to recommended pressure levels,
rotated every 6,000 miles to promote uniform tire wear and be replaced if worn or damaged.
The penny test is a popular and simple way to check tire tread. If you see Lincoln’s head above the tread,
then it is time for new tires. In addition, the tread should be checked for un-even or irregular wear as well
as cuts or bruises along sidewalls.
“Tires are such an important safety issue that you can’t take their condition lightly,” continued White.
“Routinely checking tire balance and wheel align-ment will reduce tire wear and improve handling.”
Although many Jeep tires are made
specifically for driving off road, many also handle
beautifully on the highway. Your new Jeep tires can look
good too no matter where you are, and they definitely
give your vehicle a more rugged look.
Tires should always be a big decision in the life of any
vehicle owner. That is because whatever vehicle that you
put them on is going to be carrying life inside of it.
That life could literally depend on the tires that the
vehicle has. This is especially true when you are off
road. Most of the time when we are off road, we are also
truly off the grid. That is because we are out of an
area where there is cell service and miles away from
Lake Havasu City or the nearest road or town. If
something happens to your tires when you are in the
desert or wilderness, you may be stuck. So buying tires
is truly an truly important decision.
Jeep Tires for all terrain traction with the smooth ride you
want to get you down the road in comfort.
Tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of
each tire on the car.
rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum
life from your tire investment.
Tips/Suggestions: Refer to your owner's manual for the
recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation interval
of 6,000 miles is recommended.
rotation pattern varies with different makes and models, which shows the
tire locations during rotation. Some vehicles have different size tires on
the front and back or directional tires. This limits the locations that a
tire may take on the vehicle.
When in doubt, check the
owner's manual or consult one of our professional technician for guidance.
Tire rotation time also offers a good opportunity to have the tires and
wheels balanced. It's another step you can take to maximize your tire