At National Tire Wholesale it is our first priority to keep you safe on the roads. We know that you know a lot about your vehicle but sometimes you need a helping hand with your tires. We’d like to bust some common tire myths that may be tricking you and decreasing your safety on the roads.
Tire Myth # 1: I have TPMS so I don’t need to check my tire pressure
Remember to keep in mind that your tire pressure can fluctuate with changes in temperature so try to check your tires when it is cool outside and before you drive your car. If you’re unsure what the optimal tire pressure is for your vehicle, check the sticker on your side door.
Tire Myth # 2: I have all-season tires so I don’t need winter tires
“All-season” does not mean that your tires are made for winter conditions. Only tires with the snowflake emblem are certified to be winter driven. Certified winter tires are made with a rubber compound that stays pliable in cold conditions, which gives you better traction. In general, “all-season tires” are really only made for spring, summer, and fall driving conditions.
Tire Myth # 3: To save money, I can just leave my winter tires on in the summer
Tire Myth # 4: It doesn’t matter what size my tires are; they’re all the same
There are many more tire myths to cover so watch for them in up-coming blog posts. And remember, if you have any questions about your tires, then contact us!
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