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Check your tires before heading to your summer destinations

It's important to track your tires' tread. (Source:WALB) It's important to track your tires' tread. (Source:WALB)
Checking your tires regularly could avoid blowouts. (Source:WALB) Checking your tires regularly could avoid blowouts. (Source:WALB)
Checking tires regularly could also help with your gas mileage. (Source:WALB) Checking tires regularly could also help with your gas mileage. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Before you hit the road this summer, you’ll probably want to check your tires.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire pressure and tread depth are some of the factors in tire related accidents.

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) conducted a recent survey and found that only 17% of drivers said they know how to properly check their tire pressure.

Before you’re vacation bound, you’ll want to check the psi.

Psi stands for pounds per square inch and relates to the amount of air required for your tires. The psi for your vehicle’s tires should be found on the driver’s side door jamb.

To help keep up with your tires, AAA has some tips for drivers.

AAA suggests checking your tires monthly, because they’re known to lose up to 1 psi per month.

Also, check for any tire punctures. If you notice that the same tire needs service, it may have a slow leak.

Making it a habit of checking your tires could prevent a tire related accident in the future.

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