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    HOW SAFE ARE YOUR TIRES?
    Regular check-ups should be on your list.
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Checking Your Tires

As long as your tires have air in them, they're good, right? Not necessarily so. It's not only important to have air in your tires, you should also make sure you have the right amount of air pressure and that you have your tires regularly inspected and maintained to improve their life and lower your risk of being involved in an accident and the financial fallout that usually follows.

A flat tire is most certainly an inconvenience and one of the quickest ways to wind up on the side of the road. That being said, you also want to make sure your tires aren't overinflated. If they are, you run the risk of prematurely wearing down your tire's center tread. What's more, over-inflated tires can lead to tire stress and the possibility that you'll have a blowout.

Check Your Tire's Thread

It's important to monitor the tire tread on all four tires. Signs that your tread is taking a beating include raised sections at the bottom of your tread grooves or uneven wear. To see how your tread is, you can take a penny and slide it between the tread with Lincoln's head upside down. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, you'll want to invest in some new tires soon.

Trucker's Responsibility

Drivers of semi-trucks should be especially diligent when it comes to checking their tires, mainly because a blowout can lead to severe accidents with regular vehicle motorists. Semi-truck drivers should check their tires when driving on long stretches of lonely highway, such as in Texas; otherwise, they may be negotiating with a truck accident lawyer in Dallas to settle negligent claims.

Consider Special Tires

Depending on where you live, it might be worth it for you to consider investing in seasonal tires. Winter tires are an especially good idea if you live in an area that receives a significant amount of rain or snow. Winter tires are made with small slits and deep grooves designed to give them a better grip on slippery roads. Special tires can go a long way in preventing accidents.