With Summer quickly approaching, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released statistics that may encourage more Americans to get their tires checked before hitting the roads.
According to the NHTSA, 30 percent of drivers say they've only inspected their tires when cars are in need of being serviced. More than 70 percent reported that they don't inspect their tires at least once a month.
During the summer months, when the weather reaches record highs, tires are also more prone to lose pressure, which can cause accidents and a less than superior performance in addition to lower fuel efficiency.
AAA reported that in Texas alone they would receive more than 50,000 calls this summer as a result of flat tires. NHTSA also estimated that an estimated 60,000 accidents will occur due to low tire pressure.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, even though summer tires is a good idea for vehicles, they don't have to be expensive. Motorist could also look to visit new car dealers to secure an auto loan for a new car to avoid having to worry about tire replacement for the summer.