National Tire Safety Week 2019
By: Discount Tire
At Discount Tire we want to make sure drivers across the country are safe on the road.
National Tire Safety Week, a campaign from the U.S. Tire Manufacturer’s Association (USTMA) goes from May 20-27. All Discount Tire/America’s Tire locations will be providing complimentary tire safety checks along with our active promotions on new tires!
Here are our top-5 things to do before you venture out on your next summer road trip.
First: check the air pressure and tread depth of your tires at least a month out and then immediately before a long trip. Summer heat can have a drastic effect on tire pressure. It's a little easier when your vehicle has TPMS, but tread depth is equally important.
Second: check the age of your tires via the DOT tire ID on the sidewall. Tires begin to lose their elasticity and strength as they age, so we recommend replacing any tire that’s six years old or beyond.
Third: make sure your spare tire is in good shape. This should go hand in hand with any roadside assistance plan.
Fourth: don’t overload your vehicle! Check manufacturer specifications for your vehicle’s load-carrying capacity.
Last: schedule an appointment or stop by any of our stores to take advantage of our National Tire Safety Week in-store events.
Happy Tire Safety Week!