Proper tire maintenance is an important safety function often neglected. The importance of properly maintaining your tires cannot be overemphasized. Remember, tires are the only contact between your vehicle and the road.
Under inflation is the leading cause of tire failure. Using the interactive tire pressure demo you can easily see how a tire can be as much as 50% under inflated before it is visibly noticeable. Not only are under inflated tires more prone to damage and failure, but they can lead to higher fuel costs by as much as 3 to 5¢ per gallon.
Be sure to sign up for free monthly email reminders to check your air pressure, if you haven't already. As you make your way through the site you'll find a wealth of information on tire construction, sizes, classifications, replacement, driving tips and most importantly, proper tire maintenance.See an informative video about tire types and proper inflation
Text courtesy of Tiresafety.com