AA Muffler & Brakes encourages everyone to always drive safe. In the spirit of Motorcycle Awareness Month, we have compiled some tips for drivers and motorcyclists to stay aware and safe this summer.
Your vehicle’s tires do a lot of work. They move and stop your car, and on rough driving surfaces, they provide a cushion. Regular maintenance of your vehicle’s tires is just as important as regular oil changes and brake checks. So before you start shopping for tires, you should know why you need them. Most of the time, your car is just due for new tires. There are times, however, when you find yourself in need of new tires for other reasons.
If you live in a colder climate, like we do here in Brighton, MI, your car or truck will be exposed to road salt for a significant portion of the year. While this keeps the roads passable when the snow starts to fall, salt is corrosive – which is not good news for your vehicle’s exhaust system. Many exhaust systems suffer from rust due to this corrosion.
Here’s the scenario:
You stop at a gas station and notice that one of your tires is a little flat. You fill it with air and drive away. Much to your annoyance, within a couple of days or maybe even a week, your tires are flattening again, and they need more air. You have a slow leak. You take your tires to a garage or a tire shop, but they can’t find anything wrong. They might even dunk your tire into a tub of water to look for bubbles. Still nothing.
I want you to take a moment and think back to when you first started driving all those years ago. I'm sure you remember how exciting and liberating it felt at the time. But as the years went by and you gained more experience driving around, you gradually began to notice just how dangerous the road can really be when you're not careful.