Helpful tips can keep drivers safe on the roads this summer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Discount Tire, a leading independent tire and wheel retailer, wants to help keep drivers safe on the roads this summer as 42 million people are expected to hit the roads for weekend getaways. end of Independence Day by AAA. During National Tire Safety Week, which runs from June 27-July 3, more than 1,100 Discount Tire and America’s Tire stores in 37 states will offer free tire safety checks and free air pressure checks for any driver. Customers are encouraged to book appointments online at DiscountTire.com to save on in-store wait times.

The US Tire Manufacturers Association’s (USTMA) annual summer initiative, National Tire Safety Week, is a vital reminder to drivers to check their tires and wheels.

According to a USTMA study, 70% of drivers in the United States said they had not checked their tire pressure in the past 30 days. Discount Tire recommends checking tire air pressure at least once a month to help maintain good fuel economy and alleviate potential tire problems. To help drivers prepare for a safe summer, the experts at Discount Tire recommend six tire safety tips every driver should know:

  1. Get the right pressure and check it often – Check the air pressure of your tires when they are cold at least once a month, especially before a long trip. Low pressure leads to poor handling and worse gas mileage, excessive wear and overloading. Tires always lose air due to impacts and pressures from bumps and corners. Temperature change affects air pressure (for every 10 degree change in ambient temperature, tire air pressure changes by 1 PSI).
  2. Check your tread – Tread depth determines a vehicle’s safe stopping distance. You can check this by sticking a penny upside down in a tread groove – it’s time to replace it if Lincoln’s head is visible. Or visit your local Discount Tire store to have one of our technicians check your tread for free with a mobile tread depth reader that can scan your tire tread in seconds.
  3. turn often – Tires should be rotated every 6,000 miles or sooner if uneven wear develops.
  4. Check your safe – Most new vehicles come with tire inflation kits that include puncture sealants and air compressors instead of a traditional spare tire. Check what your vehicle has and make sure you have a roadside assistance plan such as AAA.
  5. know your age – The older a tire, the higher the risk of failure. As a tire ages, the rubber becomes harder and brittle, losing its elasticity and strength. The age of your tire can be found by checking the DOT number stamped on its sidewall. Discount Tire recommends replacing any tire that is 6 years old or older.
  6. Shop and get a tire safety check on your schedule – Discount Tire makes it easy and inviting for customers to search, purchase and schedule service or installation appointments using the Discount Tire mobile app or DiscountTire.com. Search using Treadwell, Discount Tire’s online tire shopping tool, for customizable tire and wheel recommendations based on your specific vehicle, location and habits driving.

“At Discount Tire, the safety of our customers is a top priority, and National Tire Safety Week is a perfect way to remind all drivers to stay safe on the roads this summer,” said Marc Sorin, vice president of environment, health, safety and quality at Discount Tire. “Increased heat can lead to dangerous tire conditions. Going the extra mile to have your tires checked keeps your family and other drivers safe on the road. Stop by one of our stores to get help or apply one of our helpful DIY tips.”

During National Tire Safety Week, Discount Tire customers can schedule a free service appointment to have their tires inspected. Of from July 1 to July 5Discount Tire customers can receive $210 instant online savings on select tires and rims to celebrate Independence Day.

For more information, visit discounttire.com.

ABOUT TIRE DISCOUNT/AMERICA’S TIRE
Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, AZ, is a leading independent tire and rim retailer. Discount Tire was founded in 1960 by Bruce Halle and serves customers in 1,100 stores in 37 states. The company operates under the trade name Discount Tire in most of the United States and America’s Tire in parts of California. Discount Tire’s latest tool to help you look after yourself, Treadwell, is an exclusive online tire shopping experience that uses decades of data and individual driving habits to recommend the right tires. For more information, visit discounttire.com.

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