Majority of Drivers Neglect Tire Safety

September 12th, 2016 by

Drivers neglect tire safety at their own peril. An astounding 70% of the people who come into the dealership for maintenance or service need new tires. Tires are one of your car’s most important safety features. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that vehicles with under inflated tires are three times more likely to be involved in an accident

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We’ve designated this week as Tire Safety Week in an effort to impress upon our customers the importance of tire safety and provide important information. We will be posting short daily videos on Facebook, YouTube and in our Customer Lounges related to tire care and maintenance. The Tire Service Center on our website contains additional information and resources you will find useful.

We understand that the expense of new tires may impact when tires are replaced. We are offering Buy Three Tires, Get One for $1, plus tire manufacturer rebates and rewards to help customers purchase new tires.  Kia’s Tire Source makes it easy for you to search all of the tires manufactured for your car and to order online. All tires purchased for Kia vehicles come with a two-year Road Hazard Protection Plan.

You can extend the life of your tires with a few simple maintenance tips. Check the air pressure every two weeks. Changes in temperature will cause pressure fluctuations You should also have your tires rotated every other oil change. Both of these things will help your tires to wear evenly, extend their lifespan and help to maintain proper alignment.