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CINCINNATI, Oh. (February 18, 2019)--This President’s Day, put George Washington to the test to keep you safe on the roads. AAA urges motorists to mark the holiday with two safety checks on your vehicle’s tires, one using a quarter emblazoned with the first president of the U.S. as a tool.
Worn tires can send a car into dangerous skids and spins on wet and icy winter roads. Checking tire pressure and tread depth monthly can help motorists keep tires in optimal condition, according to AAA.
There has been a 30% increase in service calls to AAA for tire related issues this February compared to February 2018. This is partially due to the increase in the number of potholes on area roads causing problems for drivers.
“The two most important tire safety checks – a pressure reading and tread depth measurement – take about two minutes to perform on each tire,” according to Troy Cox, district manager for AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Auto. “Performing these monthly will alert vehicle owners to concerns that could put their lives at risk on the roads.”
Two steps are illustrated:
AAA reminds motorists not to forget to also periodically check the air in your spare tire at least once a month, so it’s road ready in case of an emergency.
AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Auto offers the following maintenance tips to extend the life of your tires:
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