Wednesday, August 28, 2013

5 Tire Safety Tips

5 Tire Safety Tips
WESTLAND, Mich. - With the holiday weekend rapidly approaching, millions of drivers across the country will be getting ready to take their car on the road. If you're one of the millions, you've probably started to pack and prepare your vehicle for the weekend ahead. However, one aspect of the car that many drivers forget to check is their tires. To keep your tires healthy and functional, here are 5 tire safety tips.

First, invest in a tire gauge. For only a couple of dollars, you can rest easy that your tires are always properly inflated and being properly maintained. Tires that are inflated to their ideal pressure not only are better for your car, but also more fuel efficient! To find out your cars perfect pressure, check your owner's manual.

5 Tire Safety TipsSecond, be aware of the tread on your tires. There is a simple test you can perform to test the tread, called the penny test. Simply take a penny and put it in the tread of your tire with Abraham Lincoln's
head facing down. If you can see the top of his head, your tires need to be replaced.

A third tip is that you should regularly rotate your tires. Every 6,000-8,000 miles, rotate your tires to make sure they're wearing evenly. Depending on how your vehicle drives, some tires may become worn more quickly than the rest - by rotating your tires, you ensure that the wear is equal.

Continuing with the importance of monitoring the wear on your tires, replace your rear tires first. If for whatever reason you can only purchase 2 new tires, those tires should be put on the rear. Your rear tires provide the most stability and prevent your car from fishtailing - so replace those first!

Our final tip is to be aware of your driving habits. Your driving habits play a huge role in the life of your tires. If you drive aggressively at high speeds, or frequently come to a hard stop, your tires are going to wear more quickly. Also make sure to avoid hitting curbs, or going over potholes.

We hope that the 5 tire safety tips provided will help you extend the life of your tires. If you're in need of new tires, or are unsure how to check your current ones, stop by our Northville Area Ford Dealer. Our team members would be more than willing to help you select the tires for your vehicle, or even give you more tips on extending the life of your current tires. We also have a great selection of Used Ford Cars For Sale such as the Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta and Ford Fusion, so take a look while you're here!

North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!

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