Automotive Tips

Are Your Tires Ready For The Rain?

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With the impending rain plaguing our generally sunny Southern California forecast, it’s recommended to check your tires to make sure that they are safe for driving in the rain.

Since your tires are the only thing between you and the road, it’s important to make sure that they are safe to drive on, especially during the rainy season.  Driving in the rain is more dangerous than when driving during the dry seasons.  Oil and car fluids can float on top of rainwater on the road, causing it to be more slick.

Here are a couple important things to check in regard to your tires:

Tread depth:

A healthy tire should have tread, more than 2 inches deep.  An easy way to check the depth is to insert a penny into the grooves of the tire with Lincoln’s head upside down.  If you can see any part of Lincoln’s head, you should look into new tires.

tire tread penny

 

Tire Inflation:

It’s recommended that tire pressure be checked every month.  The best time to check the pressure is when the vehicle hasn’t been driven within a few hours.  Recommended tire pressure for your vehicle can be found in the owner’s manual or on the label found on the driver’s door jam.

tire inflation

Jiffy Lube Locations also offer tire services.  If you need assistance getting your car safe for the rainy season, stop by a your local Jiffy Lube location.

Click here to watch a video for a more in-depth tutorial on how to check tire tread and pressure.

 

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