Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late – Prevent Blowouts Now

May 30th, 2018 by

Considering blowouts are one of the leading causes of accidents in Martinsville and across the globe, it’s a shame that they’re so very easy to prevent. It just takes a little preventative maintenance and regular inspections.

TPMS Light

If your car has a tire pressure sensor, and its light goes on, don’t ignore it like the generic “service engine soon” light – check your pressure right away.

Frontend Alignment

Misalignment can ruin tires fast. It’s caused by potholes, speed bumps and curbs. If your car pulls in a direction badly, have this serviced immediately!

Tread and Pressure

Using a penny, see if Lincoln’s head mostly vanishes into the grooves. If so, you’re within the 4/32” safety margin for your tread.

Let your tires cool for 3 hours before checking pressure. Find your vehicle’s ideal pressure in your manual or on the door sill (possibly glove box or fuel door too). Adjust this upward by 1-2 pounds per 10 degrees cooler than average the weather is, or downward if warmer.

These simple checks and observations can save many lives, and at Nelson Honda we truly do care about that. Visit service center today to learn more.

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