“This post is sponsored by Cooper Tires; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“
Hey Auto Peeps!
As any seasoned driver knows, your vehicles tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle. We also know that they can be quite expensive and since nothing lasts forever, there are few things we should do to make them last longer.
Keep reading to see what they are…
(Below information provided by Cooper Tires)
Proper pressure can save money at the pump
Tires that are under inflated by eight PSI or more can reduce the life of the tire by 9,000 miles, and can increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption by four percent. Be sure to routinely check your tire pressure to reduce your gasoline consumption and overall expenses on the road.
The correct pressure for your tire is not found on its sidewall.
The pressure indicated on a tire sidewall is the maximum pressure allowed for the tire. It is not intended as a guide for normal inflation pressure. The proper inflation pressure continues to be what is clearly stated in your vehicle’s owner’s manual and/or on the vehicle placard found on the driver’s side doorjamb, glove box or fuel door.
Outside temperature can affect your tire’s pressure.
Because tires are filled with air, the outside temperature can affect your tire’s pressure more than you might expect. On average, experts say that tire pressure decreases by about one pound per square inch for every 10° F drop in the temperature. The changing seasons are a good reminder to check pressure.
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Tread can be checked with a U.S. penny.
Proper tread depth helps tires maintain traction and improves handling. Proper tread depth can also help prevent hydroplaning. Additionally, bald tires are more likely to be damaged by potholes and other road hazards. The tread on your tires should be more than 2/32 of an inch deep and can be checked by inserting a U.S. penny into the tread, with Lincoln’s head facing down. If the top of Lincoln’s head is covered by tread, there is at least a minimum acceptable amount of tread. If the top of his head is visible at any point, it is time to replace the tire.
Tires should be checked at least once a month and before a long road trip for routine maintenance and safety.
Checking your tires for proper maintenance and safety is a simple, do-it-yourself routine that will get you road ready. As the only part of your vehicle connecting it to the road, checking them monthly and before road trips is recommended.
Now to you Sassy Peeps, how do you ensure your vehicles tires last longer? Inquiring minds want to know!
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…Stay Sassy!