Tire Safety Tips

Having proper tire pressure and tread enhance fuel efficiency, ensure proper vehicle handling and keep occupants safe whether making a quick trip across town or taking a road trip across the country. Underinflated tires put more wear and tear on the outer edges of your tires. Overinflated tires put the majority of a vehicle's weight on the center of the tire, which decreases the amount of friction between the wheels and the road.

Tires must also have a sufficient amount of tread to ensure they can grip the road as needed. If you can see Abe Lincoln's head when you insert a penny upside down between the tire's tread, it is time for new tires. You might also notice wear bars showing, which is another sign of insufficient tread. Our technicians at Faulkner BMW want you to stay safe on the road by checking your tires during service appointments.

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