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Preventative Tire Maintenance is Key to Vehicle Safety

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While some vehicle owners may want to put off purchasing new tires due to the expense, it is vital to the overall safety of the vehicle while on the road. According to safety tests, a vehicle with worn out tires can start hydroplaning at only 47 miles per hour. Compare this to newer tires that can travel at 60 miles an hour in the same conditions without hydroplaning.

In addition to ensuring they aren’t too worn, there are general maintenance items you can do regularly to make sure they wear evenly and remain as safe as possible. For example, a tire rotation is recommended every 7,500 miles. Rotation ensures that they are wearing evenly, which will extend the overall life of your tires. Uneven wear can create a dangerous situation for drivers by weakening the overall strength.

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