Safety is key when you’re behind the wheel. To stay safe on the road, it’s important to keep your tires in the best condition possible. There are many problems you could face in terms of tire care, and they could potentially cost you a lot of time and money. To help you prevent some of those problems and save you money, we’ve compiled a list of 8 general tire safety tips.
- Check your tire pressure and adjust as needed. You should do this once a month.
- Inspect your tires often for abnormal wear or damage.
- Rotate your tires according to your owner’s manual.
- Maintain proper tire balance.
- Maintain proper alignment.
- Avoid overloading your vehicle and/or tires.
- Replace tires when necessary. You should install tires in matched pairs or complete sets.
- Know your tires and make sure they’re right for your driving environment and vehicle.
Just as importantly, always be sure to practice safe habits while driving. For additional information on any tips, or for more information about what to do when there’s damage to any area of your tire, visit the individual Tire 101 page that matches what you’re looking for.