How a tire gauge and other tools help you to avoid disaster

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A surprising number of crashes and accidents can be prevented with very small road safety efforts. Many drivers fall into the routine of heading out the door and down the street every day, to the point that they have all but forgotten about using their tire gauge and other simple tools on a regular basis in order to help to prevent some extremely avoidable emergency situations. Drivers aren’t necessarily careless or risk-takers but are pressed for time and don’t realize the importance of 2 minute efforts. Tire failure is far…

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An air pressure check can help you to be ready for springtime weather changes

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When spring comes along, it’s easy to think that the worst driving is over, but this season is unpredictable. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference, just as an air pressure check to your tires can have a very big impact on your ability to control your vehicle even throughout the rapid changes in temperature and road conditions in the springtime. We may think of mild weather, light showers and singing birds, but weather fluctuates a lot in springtime. As winter begins to warm up, the snow,…

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The best tire gauge is one of the top lines of defense against El Niño effect on driving

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Recent research has found that driving conditions and behaviors change with El Niño. It’s no secret that changing weather patterns can make road conditions easier or harder to contend with but it was recently revealed in a Gauge Index survey by Hankook Tire America Corp. that people with the best tire gauge and who used it were among those best ready to contend with what El Niño would throw at them. The report looked into the various different types of American driving behaviors and the way the weather changed them.…

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What parts of a digital tire gauge help you to maintain your car?

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If you’ve detected that your car seems a bit off as you’re driving, it may be a matter of wheel alignment. Wheel alignment, tire inflation and tread depth are all a very important part of the safe and efficient operation of your vehicle and many people don’t realize that a single digital tire pressure tool can give them everything they need to make sure they’re keeping up with the necessary adjustments. When your ride is off even slightly, you reduce the lifespan of your tires by a shocking amount, costing…

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The difference a tread depth gauge makes to your car’s winter readiness

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Making regular quick and easy maintenance checks can help to prevent expensive repairs – and crashes. We’re well into the season for temperatures that are below freezing and while you may have done an oil change and topped up your fluids before it all got started, using a tire pressure and tread depth gauge on a regular basis is a tiny little step that could save your life…or at least your wallet. Temperatures fluctuate widely throughout the winter, which can make your tires behave differently. Moreover, while you’re driving along…

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Drivers must winterize their vehicles from roof to tire

Winter is definitely here and preparing your car to head out into it is better done late than never. The snowy weather is certainly upon a large amount of the country and while it is best to winterize everything – from each tire to the windshield and interior of the vehicle – well in advance of the cold weather, it’s better done late than never at all. When the thermometer mercury falls, the roads and a vehicle’s performance will change dramatically. Drivers who keep their vehicles (and driving habits) winterized…

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A good tire pressure gauge is a vital part of winter safety

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You may have put your winter tires on, but if they aren’t properly inflated, they aren’t as effective. Across the United States and Canada, a growing number of insurance companies are offering discounts for careful attention to safety throughout winter months, such as using winter tires, but drivers should also be investing in a high quality digital tire pressure gauge to make sure their inflation is where it should be. Fluctuating temperatures make it especially important to keep an eye on tire inflation levels. On the Canadian side of the…

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