Summer’s Over – Time to Check Your Tires!

Your tires are an important element of your vehicle’s safety. Good tires help keep your vehicle safe, you and your passengers safe, and yes, even other drivers safe. Because so much safety depends on your tires, it’s important to have your tires in the best possible shape. 

Fall is a good time to think about tires. After the road trips and vacations you have taken during the summer, your tires may be ready for replacement. You can take advantage of the season by watching for back-to-school sales or winterizing service specials offered by auto service garages and tire shops. By replacing your tires in time for winter, you can be sure of having the best possible tires for the challenges of winter driving. You can purchase a full set of all-season tires and have them put on your car, or you can purchase some snow tires in addition to any all-season tires you may need. Snow tires provide increased traction and control in icy and snowy road conditions. These tires are especially useful to people who drive in areas with hills and other frequent inclines.

All-season tires are designed to handle a wide variety of road conditions. They are tested to handle wet, dry, rocky, and snowy conditions and will provide the traction and control necessary to handle most driving situations. They are an excellent tire choice for the road conditions most vehicles will encounter throughout the year.

Another aspect of tire safety regards the care of tires. To maximize the benefits of your tires, make sure they have the right amount of air pressure in them. Some drivers believe that more air is better, but this isn’t true. Each tire has different air pressure needs in order to provide its best performance. It’s easy to find out what air pressure your tires need. This information is printed on the tire itself, usually in raised letters so it’s easy to see. If it’s easier for you, write this information down and keep it in your vehicle’s glove compartment for quick reference. Having a tire gauge is helpful to make sure you have just the right amount of air – not too much, not too little. Tire gauges are inexpensive and can be found in any auto supply store or department store with an automotive department. Tire gauges can even be found in grocery stores that carry basic auto supplies. Though some self-service air pumps will have a tire gauge available, it is helpful to carry one of your own in your car.

Keeping your tires in good shape isn’t a difficult task, but it does require periodic attention. You can establish a habit of checking your tires each time you get in your car; just take a quick peek at them to make sure that none are flat or becoming worn down. If you do spot anything like this, it’s probably time for new tires. Tires are important for your safety, and so is car insurance. A car insurance policy will make sure you’re taken care of in case of an accident. Prevention can help stop a bad situation from becoming worse and car insurance will make sure that you get the help you need in case anything does happen.

When an auto accident happens to you, it can be a life-changing event.  It is important to seek the representation of a qualified, competent attorney to protect your rights, and help to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.  At the Law Office of Kevin Jensen, we will do just that!

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