5 Warning Lights You Shouldn’t Ignore

May 26, 2014

General TireAccording to Schrader International, 43% of people are unable to recognize the low tire pressure warning light on their dash.  AOL Autos highlights a list of five warning lights you shouldn’t ignore, including the low tire pressure warning light.  The light is an indication that you have a tire going down due to a factor like a puncture.  If you see this light, it’s important to get out of the car and visually inspect your tires.  Low tire pressure is a safety issue that needs to be addressed. 

 Under inflation can lead to tire failure.  It also causes unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control, and accidents.  It can also negatively impact fuel economy, and who wants to spend more money on gas.  And did you know: a tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!  So it’s important to pay attention to things like the low tire pressure warning light in conjunction with visual inspection of your tires.

 

General TireWhile only 15 percent of drivers properly check their tire inflation pressure, proper tire care and safety is simple and easy.  The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) recommends taking five minutes at the beginning of each month to check your tire pressure, including the spare.  Use the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, not the pressure listed on the tire sidewall.  And make sure to check the tires when they are cold, or haven’t been driven for at least three hours.  Remember – proper inflation is the most important element of tire care.  Under inflation is the number one cause of tire failure.

Read the full AOL Autos article.

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