A tire industry survey reveals that nearly 7 out of 10 vehicles are riding on under inflated tires. According to the research, nearly one in five vehicles has at least one significantly under inflated tire.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tire manufacturers, sponsors National Tire Safety Week (June 1-7) to focus efforts to educate U.S. drivers about the need for regular tire maintenance. Under inflated tires waste gasoline, increase the risk of tire damage and cause premature tire wear.
What should you do?
Check your tires. Driving on worn tires or tires with no tread is very dangerous. Typically, tire tread above 2/32 of an inch is considered to be adequate. However, some tests have shown that 4/32 is a much safer guideline to follow. For information on how to quickly inspect your tires, click here.
If your tires are not inflating properly, are worn or have low tread level, do not let the high cost of new tires scare you from fixing the problem. Champtires can help you get affordable, quality used tires with good treads – in any brand name or quantity that you need.
Call 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.
To read more about Tire Safety Week, visit http://www.rma.org/tire-safety/tire-safety-week/.