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Tire Safety

Tire Safety

As the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, your tires play a big role in driving safety . . . with a little help from you!

Maintain your tires. This includes maintaining proper air pressure, rotating your tires regularly and maintaining proper alignment.

Replace your tires when:

Treadwear depth reaches 2/32″ or you can see the treadwear indicator which shows a solid bar of rubber across the width of the tread, or use a quarter to check the depth. To do this, insert a quarter into a tire tread groove with the caribou nose down and facing you. If the tire tread covers the tip of the nose, it is probably adequate. If you can see the tip of the nose, it’s time to talk to Kal.

Evaluate your tires by checking the tire pressure frequently. Also, do a visual check regularly for cuts, irregular wear, bulges or other problems.

Immediately fix punctures. You might be able to save the tire and you will definitely drive more safely.

Don’t mix tires of different sizes or types on the same axle. Never mix radial and non-radial tires on the same axle. The better matched your tires are, the safer the driving.

Have your tires mounted professionally! Improper mounting can lead to serious injury if a tire/rim assembly explodes.

Avoid spinning your tires at high speeds. If you are stuck in snow, ice, mud or sand, excessive spinning of your tires can cause a sudden tire explosion that could harm your vehicle, you and/or bystanders. For best results rock the vehicle backward and forward to free your vehicle.