Get a Grip: Make sure your tires are road-ready for holiday travel

tirecarHeaded out of town this holiday season? According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter this year in Indianapolis will be colder and snowier than normal in late November and December. That means we need to pay closer attention to our tires and ensuring our vehicles are ready for harsh winter weather and holiday travel.

Local tire expert Sonny McDonald shows us how to check our tire pressure with a tire pressure gauge, how to inspect tread for damage and where to find the correct inflation pressure on our vehicles.

tiretoolsAlso, here’s a Road Trip Checklist that all of us can follow:

Tread: Check your tire tread using the “Penny Test.”

Pressure: Check tire pressure before a long trip. Under inflation can lead to tire failure.

Avoid Overloading: Overloading your vehicle stresses your tires and can lead to damage and reduced fuel economy.

Don’t Forget to Check the Spare: Check your spare tire and keep it properly inflated so it’s ready when you need it most.

 

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