Check for Tire and Car Recalls Before Heading Back to Work
So you have been spending more time at home there is something that you need to make sure is in tip-top shape before you get in your car and head out. It is your tires. What condition are they in? Are they safe for you to drive on?
Here are a few things for you to keep in mind, regarding your tires, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- Check your tire pressure, according to the NHTSA findings, only 19% of drivers check their tire pressure often
- Rotate your tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles
- When you check for inflation, also do a quick visual inspection of the tire. Are there any nicks, abrasions or easily spotted uneven wear?
- Check your tire treads. Most newer cars have tread-wear indicators built in but don't rely on this. Use the "penny trick." Place a penny in between two treads with Lincoln's head facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, talk to your mechanic about replacing your tires.
Before you head back out on the roads, you can check to see if there has been any recalls on your brand of tires, by clicking here, or grab your VIN and search here to see if there have been recalls on your vehicle that you are not aware of. Check before you get back behind the wheel.