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AAA Warns: Check Your Tires This Summer

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jul 09, 2012 | 0 Comments

We love our cars. They get us everywhere we need to go in relative comfort. In return, we wash them, wax them, regularly change the oil, and keep them well-fueled. But when is the last time you checked the air in your tires?

According to a recent survey by AAA Arizona and the Rubber Manufacturers Association, “52 percent of drivers don't know their tires are bald and 55 percent have at least one under-inflated wheel.” Doesn't sound good, does it? No one wants to be slowed down by a flat, or worse – to get into an accident due to a blowout.

Each year, underinflated tires contribute to more than 600 fatalities and 33,000 injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Those are frightening statistics, especially since AAA Arizona warns that summer heat – particularly Arizona's triple-digit heat – can really wear on your tires.

Do you know how to check your tires and keep them properly inflated? Read AAA's top tips to keep tires intact during the hot summer months.

About the Author

Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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