Are You Following These Tire Safety Tips? Find Out Now!

In Honor of National Tire Safety Week last month, Nissan unveiled their list of top tire care and maintenance tips that every Nissan customer should know.

Ranging from temperature and balance to load weight and visual cues, the automaker took customers through some of the most significant ways to care for your tires. On top of that, Nissan also walked people through the importance of keeping up optimal tire pressure.

Highlighting a statistic that says an under-inflated tire is three time more likely to cause a blowout or a tire-related collision, Nissan stressed the point that understanding your tire’s pressure isn’t just cost-effective, but also potentially life-saving.

"Checking tire pressure for just a few minutes each month can help protect your family, improve vehicle performance and lengthen the life of tires," said Sarah Cardinali, senior manager, Product Safety, Nissan North America. "Our innovative Easy-Fill Tire Alert system helps drivers fill their tires to their recommended inflation rating with ease."

View Nissan’s tips on how to best care for your tires below. To bring your car in for a tire rotation in McKinney and to learn more about Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert system, visit us at Nissan of McKinney today!

  • Inspect visually. Regularly look for visual signs of potential tire issues which may include under-inflation, damage or uneven wear. Inspect tires before a long trip to help avoid unnecessary delays or expenses.
  • Know your target. Find and adhere to the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure, which is located in the vehicle’s driver-side door jam.
  • Be temperature-conscious. Tire pressures fluctuate with temperature changes. Check pressures when tires are cold (in the morning) at least once a month and following significant changes in temperature. Use an easy-to-read digital gauge for accuracy. A digital readout is displayed in the center cluster of many Nissan models.
  • Rotate and balance. Achieve maximum life and performance from tires by rotating them every 5,000-7,000 miles. Also, balance tires periodically to help minimize uneven wear and extend tread life.
  • Don’t overload. Avoid loading tires past their recommended rating. Excessive weight can weaken tires and potentially lead to blowouts.
  • Avoid obstructions. Steer clear of large potholes, curbs or other objects when possible to avoid potential tire damage.
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