Magazine article VFW Magazine

Member Benefits: Wheels of Fortune: Are Your Tires Safe?

Magazine article VFW Magazine

Member Benefits: Wheels of Fortune: Are Your Tires Safe?

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Your tires are brand new and perfectly matched to your vehicle, your driving style and road conditions. Do you think you've got tire safety covered? Think again as you review our tire safety checklist. It may contain information you either didn't know or overlooked-and it could even safe your life.

Register your tires by completing and returning the manufacturer's registration form. This ensures you can be notified for inspection and replacement in the event of a recall.

Check air pressure weekly and before long trips. Always measure the pressure when tires are cold.

Maintain the recommended inflation pressure stated in your owner's manual or on the label in the glove box or driver's side door latch. Doing so will help your tires last longer and your car be more fuel-efficient, as well as prevent tire failure and serious injury.

Check often to make sure your tires are wearing normally and have sufficient tread. …

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