Thanks to Cooper Tires and our Roadtrippers app we took a fabulous day trip down the SoCal coast. We went antique shopping, toured some beautiful and historic neighborhoods, grabbed lunch in Old Town and headed over to Coronado via a very scary bridge. Check out the video below to see some of the fun!
Tire safety is super important and something most people don’t think about until there is an actual problem. As in your tire blows out on the highway. Not something you EVER want to experience. In order to make sure that doesn’t happen you need to check your tire pressure monthly and before long trips. Spring break is coming up, road trips to beach destinations and drives up the mountain for skiing and snowboarding. Check your tires!
Bet you didn’t know:
- 69% of vehicles have at least one under inflated tire.
- 17% of vehicles have at least one tire under inflated by at least 8 pounds per square inch (psi).
- 12% of vehicles have at least one bald tire
- 83% of US motorists do not properly check tire pressure.
- 40% of drivers do not know that tires should be checked “cold” before driving.
- 48% of drivers know where to find the correct inflation pressure for their vehicle.
- 52% of drivers wrongly believe that the correct pressure is listed on the tire sidewall.
- 52% of drivers do not know how to tell if their tires are bald.
Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) Tire Pressure/Tread Depth Survey (2014) & Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) Online Survey (2013)
We LOVE this easy way to check your tires.
Rubber Manufacturers of America recommends that motorists inspect tire tread for damage and sufficient depth. WORN OUT TIRES ARE DANGEROUS, especially in wet, wintry weather. A simple and inexpensive test can determine whether tires should be replaced. Take a penny and turn it upside down so Lincoln’s head points down. Insert penny into tread groove. If all of Lincoln’s head is exposed, the tire must be replaced because it’s been worn down to 2/32nds of an inch or less.
If you don’t want to do it yourself, stop by your local gas station. However you do it, do it.
This post was sponsored by Cooper Tires. But all of our thoughts and opinions are our own.