Are Your Tires Ready For Those Hot Roads?

Published on June 01, 2018 06:40 AM in Safe Driving, Maintenance
Are Your Tires Ready For Those Hot Roads?

Checking on your tires every so often goes a long way toward keeping your family safe on all those summer road trips and weekend outings.

“It is extremely important to check your tire treads for signs of wear. Proper treads allow for normal handling of your vehicle and helps prevent skidding,” according to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

Road debris is a year-round concern, especially in areas hit by harsh winter storms. That’s typically magnified during summer with more vehicles on the highway and maintenance crews routinely at work.

Maintaining recommended air pressure benefits tires.

The association offers the following tips to avoid tire problems this summer:

  • Underinflated tires provide less fuel economy.
  • A vibrating steering wheel during acceleration could be from an unbalanced tire.
  • Low tread or bald spots on tires prevents a vehicle from stopping properly.
  • Don’t forget to check your spare.