Tire Care Tips: Tread & Pressure

If your car tires are underinflated or have little tread left, you are gambling with your safety every time you drive. Underinflated tires cause extra friction on the road, which damages the tire's structure and leads to blowouts. Worn tires don't have the traction you need for slippery roads.

Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Use a tire pressure gauge to measure the pressure inside each tire. Your vehicle's manual or door jamb sticker will list the required pressure. If the pressure is low, top it off and take another reading.

While checking the pressure, take a moment to check the tread. Insert a penny in between treads, with the top of Lincoln's head going towards the tire. If you clearly see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time to get new tires. Have all your automotive needs met here at the Goodwin’s Volvo service department in Topsham, ME.

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