Maintaining Your Tires
Proper vehicle maintenance is essential in order to reduce the risk of accidents. When people do not take proper care of their cars, everyday wear and tear can damage the vehicle and inhibit its overall performance. One important aspect of car maintenance that people often neglect is taking care of their tires. Your tires are an integral part of the mechanical workings of your car, and tires in disrepair can affect your wheels, steering, brakes, shock absorbers, and suspension system.
Ensuring Proper Tire Pressure
The single most important way to care for your tires is to make sure that they are inflated to the proper pressure. The tire pressure is the amount of air pressure, measured in pounds per square inch, or psi, that a tire needs in order to effectively carry its load. It is important to check your inflation levels at least once a month with a tire pressure gauge because:
- It is not possible to determine the inflation level of tires simply by looking.
- Tires lose air when a car drives over potholes, bumps in the road, or the curb.
- Tires naturally lose air over time.
Tire pressure affects a car’s handling, braking, and even fuel efficiency. By keeping your tires properly inflated, you are doing your part to keep everyone safe on the road.
Sadly, not everyone takes proper care of their cars, and as a result, such individuals can be at fault for an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you pursue legal action. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 for more information.