National Tire Safety Week May 28 - June 3
When getting ready to go on a road trip, we always fill our gas tanks, and make sure that you got an oil change, but do you think of checking your tires? This should be at the top of your list. The tire industry has designated May 28th to June 3rd as National Tire Safety Week, this is to help remind all motorists about the importance of checking your tires. If anyone is planning on taking any road trips this summer you should always follow these quick tips, make sure that your tires are inflated to the correct psi - you don't want underinflated tires and you don't want to over inflate your tires. The correct tire pressure for your tires is found on a sticker on the driver's door jam of your car or check your owner's manual. Look at the tread that is on your tires, is it almost down to the wear bars? You can also check your tread depth with a quarter or a penny - if using a penny and Lincoln's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32" of tread depth remaining on the tire; if you use a quarter and if part of Washington's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 4/32; of tread depth remaining. We encourage you to check your tires before you start your road trip this summer because who wants to be stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire miles away from home. If you don't have time to do it yourself, just come to your local Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Center. We will check your tread depth and look to see if there is a wear concern we will check your tire pressure in all of your tires to make sure that they are inflated to the proper psi, and we will check the sidewalls of your tires looking for bubbles, bulges or cuts in the sidewall. If you need to replace your tires, we can help with that too. If you are heading out on the roads this week have a safe trip and remember to check your tires.