“3.2 trillion miles were put on tires in the United States in 2017”. This fact alone shows how incredibly important it is to understand tire safety.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2017, a total of 738 people died on the road in tire-related crashes”.
Knowing what tire you’re putting on your car to how to change it to the measurements that keep it to up to standards are crucial.
You should constantly be:
Checking your tire pressure:
Check your tire pressure at least once a month
Rotating your tires:
Rotate your tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles
Checking your tire treads for wear:
“Tires are not safe and should be replaced when the tread is worn down to 2/32 of an inch.”
Staying consistent with these three routines will dramatically effect your driving costs and safety.
For example, According to TireWise, “proper inflation of a tire can extend their life up to 4700 miles” and according to NHSTA, “Properly inflating your tires can save you as much as 11 cents per gallon on fuel.”