Low Tires Spell Trouble For Your Vehicle

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Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Here at Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL, we know where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability, and braking. Because of this, sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. 

 

  • Nearly 250,000 accidents occur in the United States per year due to low tire pressure.
  • About 75% of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or under-inflation.
  • According to a recent survey, America could reduce its fuel consumption by 10% and save a collective $2 billion a year by keeping tires properly inflated.
  • NHTSA estimates that tire pressure monitoring systems could prevent as many as 79 deaths and 10,365 injuries each year in the United States.

 

 

What is the Effect of Under Inflation?

 

An estimated 23,000 accidents and 535 fatal accidents annually involve blowouts or flat tires. Maintaining proper tire air pressure is not only a major safety concern, but it can also affect the handling and performance of your vehicle.

 

 

Why Is It More Expensive and Time-Consuming to Have Tires Serviced Rather Than Rotated?

 

Our technicians at Aaron's Car Care, Inc. use special diagnostic tools to test and recalibrate sensors any time a tire is moved from one location on the vehicle to another. A sensor must be tested to make sure it is functioning correctly and also must be reprogrammed whenever tires are moved from one position to another during rotation. OEMs recommend a sensor service kit be installed every time a tire is serviced. These kits include replacement parts to properly service the sensor. Sensors are powered by a battery that usually has a life of 6 to 8 years. The sensor has to be replaced when the battery fails because the batteries are not replaceable.

 

 

Any time you have questions about vehicle safety, maintenance, or which repairs are necessary for your car, truck, SUV or minivan come by Jacksonville, FL and talk to our team of automotive repair technicians at Aaron's Car Care, Inc..

 



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Thank you for visiting Aaron's Car Care, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida where we have been proud to serve our community since 1996 as a family owned NAPA AutoCare Center. Count on our ASE Master Certifiecd automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.  Trust our family to take care of your family!

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