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Learn About The Tire Information For Your Vehicle

Tires are one of the most important components and catalysts for our vehicle’s ride and safety. But your vehicle has specific tire information that needs to be learned and followed for proper performance. Overtime tires will wear down and keeping them at their designated specifications will help ensure a longer lifespan and safety for those traveling in your vehicle. At Marietta Wrecker, safety is our number one priority for our clients and the drivers of Atlanta. Learn about the important information that your vehicle’s tires need to keep you and those around you safe while on the roads.

What You Should Know About Your Vehicle’s Tire Information

#1 Air Pressure

All tires have a specific tire air pressure which must be followed for peak performance and safety. Air pressure is measured in PSI or pounds per square inch. Each tire depending on size and style will have a maximum PSI and a recommended PSI for your specific vehicle. Your tire’s air pressure can be found on the side of the tire, the inside of your driver’s side door, and in your vehicle’s owner manual.

#2 Load Index

The load index for your tires indicates how much weight your tires can withstand. The sidewall of your tire also shows this number. It is important to never install a tire that has a lower load index than the ones that originally came on your vehicle.

#3 Speed Rating

Another important aspect of your tire is its speed rating. This number shows the maximum speed your tires can withstand with the total weight of your car and anything inside of it while driving in ideal conditions. Speed ratings should never be followed in inclement weather, icy or wet roads, or unpaved surfaces. Look in your owner’s manual and the sidewall of your tire for the speed rating.

#4 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Congress passed the TREAD act which required all cars made in 2006 and after to have the TPMS installed in the car’s computer components. This system has warning lights on your dashboard which indicated when your tires have fallen below the proper air pressure settings they call for.

Learning about the tire information for your vehicle is not only a good practice for longevity and keeping repair and replacement costs low, but more importantly, can be the difference between life and death when traveling on the busy Atlanta streets and highways.

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