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Back to School Tire Safety Tips

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is offering tire safety tips for young drivers headed back to school as part of its Tread Wisely program.

The company says that while often overlooked, tires are the only thing connecting a car to the road and are extremely important to road safety. Three key safety tips are described below.

1. Check your tire pressure: Having the right amount of air in your tires, or tire pressure, helps your tires perform as they should; giving you better control of your car and helping your tires wear longer and more evenly.

To do this, wait until your tires are cool – at least three hours after you last drove your car. Find your car’s ideal tire pressure listed on the sticker inside your car door, glove box or fuel door, or in the car’s manual. This is not on the tire itself. Remove the tire’s valve cap and press a tire gauge firmly onto the valve stem. The end of your tire pressure gauge will pop up and show a reading of the pounds per square inch (PSI) of air pressure in your tires. If this number matches your recommended tire pressure, you’re good to go. If the number is lower than the recommended tire pressure, your tire is underinflated. You need to put more air in and check again until you reach the right number. If the reading on the gauge is higher than the pressure recommended for your car, your tires are overinflated and you need to release some air.

2. Check your tread depth: Tire tread gives your car the traction to stop and hold the road on curves. Tire tread also funnels water out from under your tires, which helps reduce hydroplaning. Your tire tread should be no less than 2/32nds of an inch deep on any part of your tire.

To check your tread depth, use the penny test. Insert the edge of a penny into the most worn groove of your tire tread with Lincoln’s head down and facing you. If the top of Honest Abe’s head is covered by tread, meaning you cannot see the top of his head, you’re tire tread is in good shape. If the top of his head is visible, you need to replace the tire.

3. Assess the overall condition of your tires: Damaged tires are dangerous and can cause tire failure. Damaged tires can also shorten the life of the tire and result in loss of air. Anytime you see damage to your tire, don’t drive on it. Use your spare or call a friend, parent or someone to get you where you need to go.

Before setting off for your first day of school, look at your tires to ensure there are no cuts, cracks, punctures or bulges. If you spot any of these, get your tires checked by a professional before driving on them.

Short videos showing how to perform these three important tire safety checks, which should be completed monthly and before long road trips, can be found on the Tread Wisely mobile app. This first-of-its-kind app is free and available for download from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

According to Tread Wisely spokesperson, college sophomore and rookie race car driver Loni Unser, the Tread Wisely app helps ensure monthly tire safety checks aren’t overlooked. “The Tread Wisely app reminds me each month that it’s time to check my tires. With school, friends and racing, it’s easy to forget, but the app sends me a notification so I can be sure my tires are always ready to hit the road. The app is easy to use, and I earn points for each monthly tire safety check I complete, which gives me the chance to win prizes.”

The Tread Wisely tire and vehicle safety program for young drivers was developed in 2016 when Cooper adopted this as a signature philanthropy cause and selected the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) as a partner in its efforts to educate and motivate young people to take necessary precautions and important safety measures when it comes to their tires and driving.

The two organizations have teamed up to share life-saving messages about tire safety through Tread Wisely social media channels, the web, special youth-directed safety events, and on the ground in communities across the United States. Hundreds of Cooper employees have signed up to serve year-round as Tread Wisely volunteers, demonstrating tire safety in schools, at sporting events, churches and other venues, reaching young drivers in the communities where they live and work.

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Back to School Driving Tips for Teens and Parents

Driving Tips For Students Heading Back To School:
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First and foremost should be the safety of the vehicle. Since one of your own flesh and blood is making that daily commute to school, it’s a good time to have a maintenance check performed on the vehicle. It’s not just about checking the fluid levels and the filters; it’s also about ensuring the brakes are working properly, the windshield wipers are new, all lights are working effectively, and of course, the TIRES are in good shape and with ample tread. If you’re living in a snow-belt area, make plans to have winter tires installed before the snow flies. Letting a professional check out the vehicle before school starts is the smart thing to do.

Second is to talk to your child about distracted driving. Talk to them about who they may be driving to and from school. It helps to ensure you’re all on the same page when it comes to passengers. Too many passengers can create a huge distraction for the driver. Statistics show teen drivers are less likely to crash if they have one passenger compared to three passengers. Have an open discussion with them about keeping the passenger numbers down and mutually agree on it. Distracted driving conversations should also include no texting while driving.

Third, It’s also a good idea to review safe driving practices with your young driver before he or she heads off to school. Ensure they understand the responsibilities of driving near school buses, the minimum safe following distance, ensuring they use their mirrors every 8 seconds and braking and accelerating smoothly. Also talk about how they should change their driving style when the weather becomes worse; a discussion like this may also help to refresh you with the basics.

Finally, another peace-of-mind item any parent can give their child who drives is a roadside assistance membership. If something goes wrong, you know help is on the way. No one really wants to be stranded on the side of the road with a broken-down vehicle. A roadside assistance membership can really come in handy when you’re not available to help them. Becoming proactive with the vehicle plus with the responsibilities of the driver can help keep everyone safe during the school year. Even though they may be your child, driving is an adult task. Treating them as an adult will often allow them to become an adult.

Article By Scott Marshall
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General Tire Offers Greenbacks Rebate Promotion

Continental Tire’s General Tire brand announced the details of its “Tire Stacks and Greenbacks” promotion, going on now through Oct. 3.
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Customers who purchase four tires from the GMax AS-03, Grabber, Grabber AT2, Grabber HTS, Grabber UHP or Grabber STX marketing lines can receive a $70 Visa gift card. Customers can receive a $50 Visa gift card with the purchase of four tires from the Altimax RT43 marketing line or the Altimax HP, Altimax RT, Altimax Arctic, Ameritrac TR, Ameritrac, Grabber AW, Grabber HP or Grabber TR lines.

To be eligible for the promotion, tires must be purchased in a single transaction. All redemptions must be postmarked by Nov. 3, 2014.

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