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  • Tire Safety Week

    Today kicks off the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s (RMA) annual Tire Safety Week! Once a year, the RMA and it’s partners raise awareness on the quick and easy ways consumers can take care of their tires and ensure their safety. By checking the pressure, alignment, rotation and tread of your tires once a month, you’ll ensure a safe and long lasting tire.

    Here are some great tips from the RMA’s website: 

    Pressure: Underinflation is a tire’s #1 Enemy. It results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!

    Alignment: Is your vehicle pulling to one side, or shaking? A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your front end out of alignment and damage your tires. Have a tire dealer check the alignment periodically to ensure that your car is properly aligned.

    Rotation: Promotes uniform tire wear. Regularly rotating your vehicle’s tires will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle owner’s manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 5,000 miles.

    Tread: Measure it — and inspect it. Advanced and unusual wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip the road in adverse conditions. Visually check your tires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusually smooth areas. Also check for signs of damage.

    If you ever have any questions regarding your tires, Sullivan Tire is always available to help! All of our locations offer free tire air pressure checks and inflation, so stop by anytime!

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