Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Inflating awareness about tire pressure


By Doug Pacey / ADOT Communications

As summer temperatures heat up, we want to inflate awareness about the importance of maintaining proper tire pressure.

TireAnnually in the U.S., there are about 11,000 tire-related crashes that result in about 200 deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under-inflation is a leading cause. offers these tips will keep your vehicle’s tires in shape:

• Inflate your tires according to the pressure specified in your vehicle’s manual or tire information label on the driver’s side door edge.

• Properly inflating tires improves fuel efficiency, providing as much as 11 cents more value per gallon.

• Follow your car’s maintenance guidelines and rotate tires as specified. Also, be sure they are balanced and aligned correctly for optimal performance.

• Check the tread on your tires. Tires should be replaced when tread is worn down to 2/32 of an inch. Running out the clock on your tires can result in a blowout.

• Many newer vehicles have automated tire pressure monitoring systems. Typically, these alerts are sent when a tire is significantly deflated, making regular checks is a good idea. Keep a tire pressure gauge in your glove box.

Not only will properly maintained tires keep you safer, it will keep shredded tire carcasses – sometimes called “road gators” – from creating safety hazards on our highways, roads and streets.
Posted by Caroline Carpenter   |  Labels:  crashes, Safety, tire-pressure, tires


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