A Quick Guide to Tire Safety

Top tips for tire safety.


To get the most out of your tires – maximum mileage, safety, and wear – you’ll need to properly maintain them. Your tires are what separates your vehicle from the road, and they’re incredibly important to stay safe on the roads at all times. Fortunately, tire maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated.


  • Choose your tires carefully. Too many motorists buy tires based on their price, when it should be about the correct size recommendation for the vehicle and its load recommendations. To find the right tires that don’t break the bank, consult with a knowledgeable tire dealer.
  • Check the air pressure at least once a month. Underinflation is a tire’s number one enemy because it can cause damage that leads to tire failure. Overinflation can cause uneven wear plus handling and stopping problems. Make sure to regularly check the air pressure when the tires are cold and use the manufacturer’s recommended air pressure.
  • Inspect and measure your tire tread. You can do this yourself by placing a penny in the tread groove and if you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then it is time to replace your tires.
  • Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles. If your tires show uneven wear, ask your automotive service professional to check for and correct any misalignment, imbalance or mechanical problem involved before rotation.


Regularly checking your tires helps to keep your travels safe, enjoyable, and affordable! When you’re ready to get started on auto insurance for your needs, we can help. Contact Lou Aggetta Insurance Services in Pleasant Hill, CA. We will work with you to ensure you have the right policy at the right price.