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Keep Your Tires in Shape with Proper Inflation

Keep Your Tires in Shape with Proper Inflation

Proper inflation is key to your tires' safe performance and even contributes to your vehicle's fuel economy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports tires that are under-inflated by more than 25 percent are three times more likely to be involved in a crash related to tire problems than a vehicle with proper inflation. According to information shared by Schrader International from NHTSA and the U.S. Department of Energy, nearly 200,000 accidents are caused by tire-related issues each year, and 60 highway fatalities and 33,000 injuries are caused by under-inflated tires each year. If that's not bad enough, the Department of Energy estimates that 3 to 5 million gallons of gas are wasted each day -- more than a billion gallons of fuel each year -- because of under-inflated tires. In fact, motorists can improve gas mileage by approximately 3.3% by keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure. To alert drivers when their tire pressure is low, monit ... read more

Driving in the rain, Are you ready for El Nino?

If the predictors of the upcoming El Nino weather system are even 50% accurate in their forecast, it's important to be prepared and to know what to do when driving in extreme rainy weather. Avoiding accidents, stalls in deep water and hydroplaning can save you life. Here is a short video to help prepare