Tread and Pressure Tire Care Tips

It may seem to the average driver that cars are only getting more complicated to understand, but having even a little knowledge of how your car functions can save you money in the long run. Knowing when your tires are low on air can help you to avoid a possible blowout and can even save you money on gas.

Over-inflated tires may seem to give a smoother ride, but they are causing damage by unevenly wearing your tire's tread. Alternatively, under-inflated tires also wear unevenly and are more prone to dangerous blowouts because they build up heat with friction against the road's surface, which degrades the tire. Use a tire gauge and consult your owner's manual to determine the correct pressure for your tires.

Check your tires' tread occasionally by inserting a penny between two treads with Lincoln's head toward the tire. If his full head is exposed, your tire treads are too low and can be dangerous when driving at high speeds or on slippery roads.



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