AAA President’s Day Tire Test; Do Not Tell a Lie
Simple tire checks can improve winter driving.
February 18, 2019 – Use President’s Day as a reminder to perform two simple but effective safety checks on your vehicle’s tires - George Washington can help you with one of those checks! Worn tires can send a car into dangerous skids and spins on wet and icy winter roads. Checking tire pressure and tread depth monthly can help motorists keep tires in optimal condition, according to AAA.
“The two most important tire safety checks – a pressure reading and tread depth measurement – are very simple to do,” according to Marilyn Buskohl, AAA spokesperson. “If motorists spend about two minutes on each tire, they will keep their tires at peak performance.”
Monthly tire checks take two steps:
“Worn tires should be replaced immediately because they significantly impact safety,” says Buskohl. “Testing has shown that tires with only half of their tread depth can take up 6 feet longer to stop from 40 miles-per-hour on a wet surface, even with the antilock braking system engaged.”
AAA reminds motorists not to forget to also periodically check the air in your spare tire, at least once a month so it’s road ready in case of an emergency.
AAA South Dakota offers the following maintenance tips to extend the life of your tires:
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
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