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Check Those Tires (National Tire Month)

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Welcome to the June blog for Brookside “66” Service! We’re into Summer now, and with the heat coming and with COVID-19 on the way out, there’s a good chance our national roadways will be jammed this 4th of July weekend. 

That’s why the last week in June and the first week in July has been named National Tire Safety Month. There’s a concern with so many people out on the road for the first time in months. People may fail to make the appropriate inspections of the tires before they set out on the road for their summer adventures.

For our part, the mechanics and staff at Brookside “66” Service hope you will take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with some of the standards by which you should measure the safety of your tires.

The Quarter Method: Stick a quarter in the tire tread. If you can see George Washington’s upper head, you need to consider getting newer tires soon!

In the Altogether: A tire that has chips out and tears is not stable. At a minimum, get some patchwork done.

PSI: Don’t forget to check the tires’ air pressure (Pounds per Square Inch). Remember that you can find the specific PSI you need inside the driver’s side card or on the side of the tire itself.

If you’re unclear how to do any of these steps, the qualified auto mechanics at Brookside “66” Service are happy to help. If you’ve got travel plans for the 4th of July this year, be sure to get in touch with Brookside “66” today for a tune-up! We’re here for you!


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