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Safety Nugget Week of January 4 - Check Your Spare Tire!< Back to Blog

Jan 08, 2016
By: K. McCarley
Categories: Safety
Okay, we all know it’s important to check our tires on a regular basis.  Some of us carry a tire gauge to check them regularly, while others have it done at the shop druing an oil change.  But, it’s easy to forget about your spare tire until you need it.  
Imagine yourself on the side of the road with a flat tire, as I was recently, and finding out that your spare is flat.  Fortunately, I was within walking distance of the local Firestone Tire and Service shop.  This could have been much worse if I were far away from town.  Even worse in bad winter weather.  
I was proud of myself, about 6 years ago, when I checked the spare and inflated it before leaving on a long trip.  Be sure to check your spare periodically, especially before a long trip.  I can tell you from experience it is gratifying to fix it before something happens, and deflating to find it too late.


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