Proper tire care and safety is simple and easy. The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) recommends getting in the habit of taking five minutes every month to check your tires, including the spare.
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|Pressure: Under inflation results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its inflation pressure and not appear to be flat.
How to Check Tire Pressure
|Alignment: A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your front end out of alignment and damage your tires. Have a tire dealer check the alignment periodically to ensure that your car is properly aligned.
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|Rotation: Regularly rotating your vehicle's tires will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle's owners manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 5,000 miles.
Details on Rotating Your Tires
Tread: Advanced and unusual wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip the road in adverse conditions. Visually check your tires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusually smooth areas. Also check for signs of damage.
How to Check Tread
|FACTS AT A GLANCE|
|Recommended frequency for visual inspection and inflation pressure check of all our tires and the spare: Once a month and before every trip. More Facts|
Sources: National Highway Safety Administration, Rubber Manufacturers Association
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The curriculum is designed to show students the simple steps of proper tire maintenance to help them become safe and successful operators of motor vehicles. The educational program uses activity sheets to address basic tire care and maintenance issues related to pressure, alignment, rotation and tread.
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