June 1-7 is National Tire Safety Week. Sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, The Be Tire Smart – Play Your P.A.R.T. program is designed to help educate consumers about tire safety and maintenance.
The RMA has a terrific website designed to help educate folks on tire maintenance and safety. Please take a minute to visit the site, download the free Tire Safety Brochure and learn some valuable information on tire safety & maintenance. This information applies to your automobile and RV tires.
. represents the four primary areas of tire safety and maintenance. It’s an easy way to remember Pressure, Alignment, Rotation and Tread.The following is is an excerpt from the RMA Tire Safety Brochure
Underinflation can lead to tire failure. It results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!
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.
Regularly rotating your vehicle’s tires will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle owner’s manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 6,000–8,000 miles.
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.
Click here to download the free tire safety brochure loaded with great information
The RMA Tire Safety site offers a wide variety of tire safety and maintenance information like:
Tire Safety Quizzes, Tire Safety Brochure, Seasonal Driving Tips, Tire & Auto Safety Facts, How to care for your Tires, Tire care Videos, Tire Repair, Tire Basics and much more.