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Safety Nugget Week of October 15 - Avoid a Potential Tire Blowout< Back to Blog

Oct 16, 2018
By: M. Cavett
Categories: Safety

AVOID A POTENTIAL TIRE BLOWOUT

Sometimes tire blowouts are unavoidable. However, there are some actions we can take to reduce the likelihood of the unfortunate event from taking place.
We recently had a strong cold front make its way through Oklahoma. As the temperature decreases, the air pressure in your tire decreases. With large temperature drops, a tire that was on the lower limit of being properly inflated at 80 °F will no longer be at 35 °F. An underinflated tire will experience more friction between the tire and the road leading to increased wear and potentially a blowout.
If you haven’t already, check the tires on your family’s vehicles at your next opportunity.

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