What should I know about my tires?

Don't fall into the TRAP of poor tire maintenance.

T - Tread... Visually check your tread for uneven wear. Check for signs of damage. Your tires MUST be replaced when the tread is worn to 1/16 of an inch. A good way to check the tread is by inserting a penny into the groove. If you can see Lincoln's entire head, its time for new tires.

R - Rotate... You should rotate your tires every 6000 - 8000 miles. This is the best way to insure even wear, and to get the maximum mileage from your tire investment.

A - Alignment... Have your alignment checked regularly. Also check the balance of your tires. If your alignment and tire balance are off, you will experience irregular wear and the result will be premature replacement.

P - Pressure... The proper air pressure for your vehicle is always specified in your owner's manual or sill panel. Under inflation is the biggest cause of tire failure. Always check your tire pressure between Summer and Fall, because a 10 degree drop in temperature corresponds to a 1 or 2 pound drop in tire pressure.