This video from ABC 10 News reminds drivers that regular tire maintenance is critical — especially during the rainy season when streets are extra slick.

Here are some tire maintenance tips provided by Goodyear:

  • Maintain inflation pressure at the recommended level. This level is shown on the vehicle placard or in your vehicle owner’s manual. Remember, maintaining proper inflation is the single most important thing a driver can do to promote tire durability and prolong tread life. Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may result in severe cracking, component separation, or “blowout.”
  • Avoid excessive tire spinning when your vehicle is stuck in snow, ice, mud, or sand. The centrifugal forces generated by a free-spinning tire/wheel assembly may cause sudden tire explosion.
  • Check your tires for wear regularly. For cars, always remove tires from service when they reach 2/32-inch (.16 cm) remaining tread depth. All new tires have tread-wear indicators, which appear as smooth banks in the tread grooves when they wear to the 2/32-inch level.
  • Frequently check your tires for damage. Look for impacts, penetrations, cracks, knots, bulges, or air loss. Never perform a temporary repair. Only qualified people should repair tires.
  • Don’t overload your vehicle. Check your vehicle owner’s manual to determine the load limits. Overloading places stress on your tires and other critical vehicle components.
  • Make sure tires are rotated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations or at maximum intervals of 6,000 miles.
  • Never just ignore the tire pressure monitoring system alert. Address the problem as soon as possible.
  • For tips more specifically suited for work trucks, click here.

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If you perform the penny test on your tires to find that your tread is dangerously low and you are in need of replacement tires, please feel free to come visit any one of our four locations around Reno.

Our tire professionals will educate you on which tire would be best suited for your needs. We will pull from our full stocked, local tire warehouse to get you setup and out the door quick.

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