Do you know proper tire safety? "Everything rides on it" is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign to teach proper tire safety and maintenance.
Properly inflated and well-maintained tires can lead to improved vehicle handling, better fuel economy and a longer life for your tires.
Here are some tire safety tips:
Check tire pressure regularly (at least once a month), including the spare.
Inspect tires for uneven wear patterns on the tread, cracks, foreign objects or other signs of wear or trauma. Remove bits of glass and other foreign objects wedged in the tread.
Make sure your tire valves have valve caps.
Check tire pressure before going on long trips.
Do not overload your vehicle. Check the tire information placard or owner’s manual for the maximum recommended load for the vehicle.
If you are towing a trailer, remember that some of the weight of the loaded trailer is transferred to the towing vehicle.