Good tire maintenance saves money and lives

Old tires cause accidents, especially on busy highways like Interstate 81 and Interstate 83. Tread separation can occur. Tire blowouts happen. Worn tires also take longer to stop, costing drivers precious seconds and sometimes resulting in serious accidents.

Luckily, maintaining your tires is easy. Here’s some helpful hints to keep you safe.

  • Rotate your tires. Most tire manufacturers recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Rotating your tires helps them last longer.
  • Properly inflate tires. Keeping tires inflated to the right amount lengthens the life of your ties. Improperly inflated tires reduces your gas mileage. Over the life of your car, that could mean hundreds of dollars in gas.
  • Check your tire tread. Simply use a penny. Insert the coin, Lincoln head first, into your tire tread. If any part of Lincoln’s head is obscured by the tread, your tires should be ok.
  • Check for any tire recalls. Your tires may have a manufacture defect. That’s why Firestone recalled millions of tires in 2001 on Ford Explorers. Check with the business where you bought your tires to make sure they are not subject to a manufacturer recall due to product liability concerns.

What would you do if you had an accident due to poorly-maintained tires? Is the accident your fault? Or are your tires to blame? You need a Harrisburg auto accident lawyer to help guide you through this difficult ordeal. You need Metzger Wickersham. Serving clients throughout Pennsylvania, Metzger Wickersham has a solid reputation as an experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorney. Let us put our years of experience and knowledge to work for you. Contact a Harrisburg car accident lawyer who gets results. Contact Metzger Wickersham.

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