Tire Safety Tips for Cold Weather

Close-Up Of Hand holding pressure gauge for car tyre pressure measurement

Winter is one of the best seasons for road trips. The Texas temperatures are more mild and destinations are less crowded. However, it’s important to know that your vehicle is in top condition before you hit the road, and your tires are a big part of that.

These tire safety tips will help you stay safe on the roads as temperatures drop this season.

Check for Signs of Wear and Tear

Do a visual inspection of your tires before you hit the road. Check for over or under inflation by seeing if your tires are wearing more in certain areas than others. A majority of the wear on over-inflated tires will be in the center of the tread, while you’ll notice more wear on the edges of the tread if your tires are under-inflated.

Low tire pressure is something you may encounter on a road trip in the cooler months. Keep a pressure gauge in your vehicle to check your tire pressure often. Your recommended tire pressure is listed on a sticker inside your driver-side door, or you can find it in your owner’s manual.

Check Your Tire’s Tread

One of the easiest ways to check if your tires have enough tread is to use a coin test. Insert a coin into the tread groove with George Washington’s head facing down. If Washington’s head is not visible, your tires are ready to hit the road. If you can see a portion of Washington’s head, you’ll want to stop and see us at Classic Chevrolet for a dependable set of new tires.

Be Aware While Driving

Be aware of any unusual thumping or vibrating noises while you’re driving. These signs could alert you that one of your tires has a flat spot, a separated belt or another issue.

Bring your vehicle to our service department at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, to ensure your tires are in top condition before you hit the road.

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