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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) recommends that you “Know Your Roll” and check your tire pressures every month and before hitting the road when taking a vacation.  While modern vehicles are equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) that detect low tire pressure, many of these systems alert you once your tires are 25-percent underinflated.  Damage to your tires may have already occurred. You can easily locate your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire pressures on the tire placard.  This can be found on the door jam, glove box, trunk lid or fuel door.  Your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual will also have information about pressures, while periodic inspections by a local tire dealer are advisable for catching other potential issues such as chassis alignment problems. Checking tire tread depth is also important and can be done with simply a penny.  These and many other helpful tips are explained in a series of informative tire maintenance videos at toyotires.com/tires-101.  In addition, the Find Tires link on toyotires.com allows you to search for your specific vehicle and the recommended tire inflation pressures.  For custom vehicles with plus fitments, you can also locate the plus size that is on your vehicle and the recommended inflation pressures for that size. “Good tire maintenance is easy when you know what to do,” said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “In addition to providing peace of mind while traveling, well- maintained tires can optimize your vehicle’s economy.  That is a bonus with today’s escalating prices at the pump, nearing $5.00/gallon for premium as of this writing. To learn more about the full line of lifestyle products for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks from Toyo Tires, go to toyotires.com.  For additional tire maintenance facts and information, go to USTMA’s page at https://www.ustires.org/tire-care-essentials.
“KNOW YOUR ROLL”