Good Tires are Important to the Safety of Your Vehicle
85% of vehicle owners don’t check their Tire pressure regularly! It’s just one of those things we don’t think about until it’s obvious there is a problem, or it’s too late. Even with all the hi-tech goodies found in today's modern automobiles, tires are probably the single most important safety feature on your vehicle. Without tires you're not going anywhere. One of the easiest ways to maintain the performance and longevity of your tires is to keep them properly inflated. Check air pressure in all four tires at least once a month, or before a long trip, and inflate them to your vehicle manufacturer's recommended level. This information is also often located on a placard in the vehicle's doorjamb. Here are a few things you can do to keep your tires properly inflated and in good shape
- Go to your local Belle Tire and Nitro-Nize® your tires with Nitrogen. Nitrogen tire inflation is a safe, more stable alternative to filling your tires than with air because nitrogen leaks out naturally much more slowly and does not react to changes in outside temperature.
- Invest in a good pressure gauge. Remember, gas station gauges are often inaccurate.
- Hot air expands. For accurate pressure readings, always check your tires when they are cold.
- Beat the Heat. In summer, it's best to inflate tires in the morning before the day heats up.
- Check valve stems for cracks or damage. Make sure all valve stems are capped tightly to minimize air loss.
Regular tire rotation will extend the life ofyour tires and save you time and money. Tire rotation ensures even wear and will help your tires last as long as possible and maintain ride, performance and traction on the road.
You should rotate your tires every six months or 6,000 miles for most vehicles. If you have performance tires, rotate them every 3,000-4,000 miles since softer tread compounds often tire wear more quickly.
I hope this information is useful.....