Monday, June 7, 2010

Tire Safety Week



June 6-12

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...AAA would like to offer the following “Do’s and Don’ts” of tire care:

Do check for under inflated tires, which are one of the leading causes of tire failure, causing the tire to wear faster and adversely affect a vehicle’s handling. A tire can lose up to 50 percent of its pressure without appearing flat...

Don’t over inflate tires, which have an increased risk of tread separation, and can easily be damaged by things like road debris and potholes.

Do fill to the correct tire pressure, which is listed in the owner’s manual or on the driver’s door, not the tire itself. In addition, pressure should be checked when the tire is cold.

Don’t rely on pressure monitoring systems, which are designed to warn motorists once tires are 25 percent underinflated, which may be too late to prevent damage caused by under-inflation (RMA).

Do check tread depth, which is imperative to the tire providing the vehicle with adequate traction.

Motorists in need of a trusted technician can search AAA’s network of club owned or approved auto repair facilities statewide.

AAA Arizona, the Arizona affiliate of AAA, provides automotive, insurance and auto travel services...
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