(Our FIELD REPORTER is kneeling by the left rear tire of a car in a driveway. He addresses the camera.)
See this? Looks fine, right? Wrong. As many as half the tires on the road during the summer are either under-inflated or over-inflated. Thing is, you can’t always tell just by looking.
Before you head out on a road trip, make sure you use one of these… (he holds up a tire pressure gauge) …and fill any tires that are under-inflated—including the spare—up to the air pressure recommended by the manufacturer.
Combined with summer heat and high speeds, an under-inflated tire can cause a blowout—which can really spoil your vacation plans.
Check the pressure and wear of your tires at least once a month.
(Our FIELD REPORTER stands up next to the car.)
And always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your vehicle and your tires.
(We hear our FIELD REPORTER speaks as he drives away.)
This summer, think ahead, be smart, and stay safe.
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