Broadway Tire

Broadway Tire

588 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 725-3535

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Broadway Tire How do I make sure my tires are safe? Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Poorly maintained tires can lead to dangerous or deadly accidents at worst and a negative impact on your vehicles handling at best. Its important for every driver to regularly inspect their tires for proper in ation, tread depth, and sidewall condition. Performing this quick, regular check can help you stay safe on the road. Step One: Check Your Tread Depth This step is probably one you know. Worn out tread on your tires can prevent you from maintaining traction on the road and even keep you from being able to brake properly in an emergency. To check your tread depth, place a penny between the tread blocks of your tire. With Lincolns head upside-down, you should not be able to see the top of the Presidents head. If you can see any space between Lincolns head and the edge of the penny, your tread is worn, and it is time for new tires. Step Two: Check for Cracks on Your Tires Cracking happens when the rubber on your tires begins to degrade from exposure and normal wear. It is normal to see cracks forming between the tread blocks or on the sidewalls, but you should never be able to see the cords or air leaving the tire. Another bad sign is if you see the tread separating from the rubber. If you see any of these telltale signs, its time to replace your tires. Step Three: Check Your Tire Pressure We recommend all drivers keep a handheld pressure gauge in their vehicle always. The ideal pressure for your vehicles tires should be listed on the inside of the drivers side door of your vehicle. Use the label inside your door to verify the PSI in your tires is within a normal range. Be sure to check every tire to make sure they are all in ated to the correct PSI. Thats it! Performing a tire safety check is as easy as 1-2-3. Now, you just have to remember to perform this quick check every so often to keep your tires in tip-top shape. Q: A: