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February 17, 2019 – This President’s Day, put George Washington to work to keep you safe on the roads. AAA Oklahoma urges motorists to mark the holiday with two safety checks on your vehicle’s tires, one using a quarter emblazoned with the first president of the U.S. as a tool.
Worn tires can send a car into dangerous skids and spins on wet and icy winter roads. Checking tire pressure and tread depth monthly can help motorists keep tires in optimal condition, according to AAA.
“The two most important tire safety checks – a pressure reading and tread depth measurement – take about two minutes to perform on each tire,” according to Leslie Gamble, AAA Oklahoma spokesperson. “Performing these monthly will alert vehicle owners to concerns that could put their lives at risk on the roads.”
Two steps are illustrated:
“Worn tires should be replaced immediately because they significantly impact safety,” says Gamble. “Testing has shown that tires with only half of their tread depth can take up 6 feet longer to stop from 40 miles-per-hour on a wet surface, even with the antilock braking system engaged.”
AAA reminds motorists not to forget to also periodically check the air in your spare tire, at least once a month so it’s road ready in case of an emergency.
AAA Oklahoma offers the following maintenance tips to extend the life of your tires:
cause alignment adjustments to change.
every 6,000 miles. Rotating tires every other oil change is an easy way to keep track of
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