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Avoid Tire Blowouts: What to Look For

Avoid Tire Blowouts: What to Look For

A few quick tricks on what to look, listen and feel for can help keep your tires alive longer. Knowing what to look for can prevent any major blow-outs leaving you stranded on the side of the road. Keep the Pressure Up Inflate inflate inflate! Always keep your tires inflated to the manufacturer recommended PSI printed on a sticker in the door jam of the driver’s side door. The PSI stamped into your tire’s sidewall is the maximum pressure the tire can withstand. Under-inflation is the most common cause of a blowout. Keeping your tires at the proper pressure will also help you get the best gas mileage possible. Win for your car, and your wallet!   Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Most vehicles made after 2007 have a pressure monitoring system that will warn you if any of the tires go lower than the specified amount. One problem however, is that it may not warn you if you’re just slightly under-inflated, and eve ... read more

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