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How Safe Are You On The Road?

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Wichita Falls, TX - It’s National Tire Safety Week, so Newschannel 6 took an inside look at what you need to know about your tires on the road.  

Thomas Eanes, Manager of Vehicle Services at Expert Tire, said that keeping an eye on your tire pressure can save your life.

“Rubber does have a lifetime and if it reaches 10 years of age the tire starts cracking and dry rotting,” said Eanes. “There’s a chance the tire can come apart and fail.”

Eanes said, fill your tire according to the manufactures specification. This is located on the driver’s side door.

A simple way to check if you need new tires is to put a penny upside down in between the tire’s tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head then it’s time to replace them.

“Also, if you keep your tires rotated, your tires should last a long time,” said Eanes. “Alignment as well, alignment of a vehicle is very crucial.”

Eanes says you should start thinking about buying new tires after they’ve been on the road for more than six years.

Brody Carter, Newschannel 6