TIRE FACTS

Tires can be taken for granted; most importantly tire safety can be taken for granted. The Rubber Manufacturers Assoc. has reported that two out of three drivers don’t know how to tell if their tires are bald, because of this one out of ten drivers are driving around with at least one bald tire (US Dept. of Transportation).

Now we go back to tires being taken for granted. Every day there are accidents due to tire failure, a failure caused by poor tire maintenance and or bald tire usage. It is very important to know how to check your tires to see if they are still safe and to do so on a regular basis! See our tire maintenance page for information on this.

Things to keep in mind about bald tires:

  1. They are unable to function correctly on wet roads.
  2. They are highly susceptible to punctures and blowouts.
  3. They have a higher chance of being under inflated.

 

TIRE SIZES and TIRE PRESSURE

Everyday we get asked the same questions:

  • What is my vehicle’s tire size or how do I read my tire size?
  • What is my recommended tire pressure, correct tire pressure or proper tire pressure?

Here is how to find out the information you need:

  1. Open door jamb and look for tire placard (sticker), it will have on it the manufacturer recommended tire size and the correct air pressure (front and back specifications).
  2. Check the vehicle’s manual.
  3. Look on the side of your tire for your size. (See below).
  4. If all else fails then give us a call and My Tire Guys will come to the rescue ! 800-847-3817.

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PRO TIP:

NEVER INFLATE YOUR TIRES BY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIRE – ALWAYS GO BY THE VEHICLE TIRE PLACARD OR OWNER’S MANUAL
If you read the small print on a tire it will tell you this, the “MAX” pressure listed on a tire should not be used as a guide for your vehicle.

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