Tips to Avoid Flat Tires

A flat tire can be one of the most annoying and time consuming car issues of them all. In order to avoid the hassle of changing your tire on the side of the road or calling a tow truck, take these helpful tips into consideration:

  • Always keep your tires properly inflated. Both under inflation and over inflation are dangerous and affect both handling and gas consumption.
  • Replace your tires when the tread is down to 1/16th of an inch. If you are unsure if your tires are low, try the penny trick! Just place the penny into a tread groove and if Abe’s head is covered, it’s time to get a new tire.
  • Uneven wear is dangerous and should be inspected by an expert.
  • Misaligned tires are not only dangerous, but they also affect steering and lower your gas mileage. Your tires should be aligned annually to avoid any problems.
  • Overloading your car will dramatically reduce the life of your tires.

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