Like the ad says, there's alot riding on your tires. Remember, tire
safety depends on proper pressure, algnment, rotation and tread.
Under inflated tires are a leading cause of tire failure and blow out.
The proper inflation for your tires is specified by the vehicle manufacturer
and is shown on either the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box door
or fuel door. It is also listed in the vehicle owner’s manual.
- Check inflation pressure monthly and before long trips.
- Check tires when cool (at least 3 hours after driving).
- Check the spare, too.
- Check for nails or other objects that could cause a blow out. Check the
- Tire inflation pressure increases (in warm weather) and decreases (in cold
weather) 1-2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change.
Misalignment can cause uneven treadwear. Have your alignment checked as
specified by the vehicle owner's manual or whenever you have a sign
of trouble such as “pulling.” Also, have your tire balanced
Tire rotation can prevent uneven treadwear. Refer to your vehicle owner’s
manual for rotation recommendations. (usually every 5,000–8,000 miles).
Tires must be replaced when the tread is worn down to 2/32". Traction
and resistance to hydroplaning is reduced as tires wear. To test, place
a penny upside down in the tread groove. If part of Lincoln’s head
is covered by the tread, you’re driving with the proper amount of
tread. If you can see all of his head, you should buy a new tire.
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