SO HOW ARE YOUR TIRES REGARDING THE WINTER MONTHS AHEAD?

We all have to prepare for the winter months ahead and now is a good time to get started.  One of the most important ways to prevent an auto accident is to have good tires on your car.  If you have a blowout because of a bad tire, this can cause an accident and not only damage your car but others as well.

Check your tires, are they bald, do they need to be rotated, are they out of balance, do you need a rotation, or do you need new tires because of normal wear and tear?   People usually wait until something happens before they invest in new and good tires.  But the fact is, good tires can prevent a lot of accidents. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least 400 people lose their lives every year due to tire failure or bad tires.  There is another factor, rubber starts to break down as it ages.  There is a CODE on the side of the tire that starts with DOT that tells the age of the tire.  Check this to make sure your tires are not getting too old.

With the snow coming, do you have “all weather” tires or do you have the tread needed to fight the snow?  With your destinations, do you need chains at times?   Mud and Snow tires are ideal for most conditions, but the more chronic conditions could require chains, especially in the mountains.

Let your tires be the cushion to safety and security for you.  Invest in a good set of tires if you don’t already have them.  They could save your life or someone else’s.  With slippery, icy and wet conditions, it is hard to get around with a set of bald tires.  Don’t let this happen and be prepared for the season.   

Don’t wait until it snows to invest in a good set of tires.  Do it now, beat the crowds and set yourself up for a good winter season.  Your insurance premiums will go up the more you have accidents.  Try not to have to use your insurance and have a good set of tires.  Should you have any questions or need a free quote, please call us.

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About Karen W. Schneider
I am a Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent in Colorado, license #376411. I am the Customer Service Rep and Office Manager for Denvers Insurance Agency.

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