Big Benefits from Checking Tire Tread and Pressure

If your vehicle doesn't have an automatic tire sensor alert, you may be driving with tires that are underinflated or overinflated. This can not only affect your traction on the road, but also negatively impact your gas mileage.

Our Honda service advisers recommend that you invest in an inexpensive tire pressure gauge. This will enable you to check on a regular basis that each of your four tires is inflated to the recommended air pressure levels suggested in your vehicle owner's manual. You can also find this number on the car's doorjamb. Another useful tool in maintaining proper tire performance is a Lincoln head penny.

Insert the penny, head side down, into the tire tread. If you can see Lincoln's full head still visible, that's a sure sign that your tire treads are too worn down for safety's sake and it's a good idea to invest in brand new tires.



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