Getting Your Tires Ready for Winter

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Did you know at 45 degrees you can start to see your breath? It’s also the same temperature all-season tires start to lose their traction and gripping capabilities.

Randy Williams with Discount Tires, joins us to show us how to get our tires ready for winter.

Here are 4 tire and road safety tips for winter:

  1. Invest in Winter Tires
  • Replace all four tires with winter tires if you regularly drive in temps 45 degrees or below.

2.  Get Pressure Right and Check It Often

  • The air inside your tires supports the weight of your car, so use a tire pressure gauge to make sure each tire is filled to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended inflation level (located in the instruction manual or on the inside door) at least once a month.
  • As the outside temperature drops, so does tire inflation pressure. For every 10 degree drop in

ambient temperature, your tires lose 1 PSI and can trigger your TPMS alarm.

  • Keep a tire pressure gauge in your vehicle so you always have one on hand.
  1. Check Your Tread
  • Tread depth determines a vehicle’s safe stopping distance. You can check it by sticking a

penny upside-down in a tread groove – it’s time to replace if Lincoln’s head is visible.

  1. Rotate Often
  • To increase tread life, rotate your tires every 6,000 miles or earlier if irregular wear develops.

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