Michelin Releases Tire Care Tips During National Tire Safety Week

Michelin is the latest tire manufacture to join the U.S. National Tire Safety Week (June 6-12) support race, as the company is reminding consumers of the benefits of choosing the right tires and of simple, cost-effective ways to contribute to tire safety. According to Michelin, tires account for nearly 20 percent of the energy consumed to move a car forward, do choosing the right tire that combines fuel efficiency with safety and longevity is important. Michelin has released a set of tire care tips, which are aimed at maintaining a safe driving experience: Check Tire Inflation • Be sure to properly check all four tires once a month and before a long trip – you can't tell if a tire is under inflated just by looking at it. If it actually looks under inflated, it is severely under inflated. • Do not inflate tires to the maximum pressure molded onto the tire's sidewall.  The optimum tire pressure required for your car can be found on a sticker in the door jamb, on the inside of the glove compartment door or in the owner's manual. • Check the pressure when the tires are cold – first thing in the morning is best. • Many gas stations have free tire pressure gauges and air-filling facilities or, purchase your own tire gauge (a digital pressure gauge is recommended). Rotate Tires Regularly
For rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position.  Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. If you have a full-size spare, it should be included in the rotation process.

Keep Proper Vehicle Alignment

Proper alignment helps ensure that your vehicle handles correctly and will help increase the life and performance of your tires.

Check Tire Tread Depth

In most states, the minimum legal tread depth is 2/32 of an inch. If you place a penny with the top of Abraham Lincoln's head facing down into your tires' shallowest groove and you can see the top of Abraham Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires.
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