Experts recommend you have your tires checked once a month.
If you’re like many people, you hit the road for at least one day trip over the long holiday weekend. Now you’re looking at a long, hot summer and thinking of that upcoming vacation and a longer road trip. This makes it a good time to start thinking about being sure your car or truck is also ready for that trip. And one of the most important things you can do to ensure the roadworthiness and safety of your vehicle is to check the tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends you make a monthly habit of checking, or having someone like Terry’s Car Care, check your tires once a month.
“Studies of tire safety show that maintaining proper tire pressure, observing tire and vehicle load limits (not carrying more weight in your vehicle than your tires or vehicle can safely handle), avoiding road hazards, and inspecting tires for cuts, slashes, and other irregularities are the most important things you can do to avoid tire failure such as tread separation or blowout and flat tires,” according to nhtsa.gov. “Recognize that the time you spend is minimal compared with the inconvenience and safety consequences of a flat tire or other tire failure.”
The NHTSA also points out that having good tires has other advantages: Improving vehicle handling; helping protect you and others from avoidable breakdowns and crashes; improving fuel economy; and increasing the life of your tires.
Should you need new tires, Terry’s has a full line of all makes, models and sizes. But we also have a monthlong special to help you save: buy a select set of four Goodyear or Dunlop tires and get up to $80 by mail-in rebate. The deal is even better if you use a Goodyear credit card – up to $160 by mail-in rebate. The offer is valid from now through July 31.
You can make your car or truck safer and save money at the same time. Even if you don’t plan to go any farther than the tennis courts at Tenney Park, it makes sense to have good tires. Who wants to deal with a flat or a blowout?