This post brought to you by Cooper Tire. All opinions are 100% mine.
As a single woman, I try and avoid on-the road mishaps, like flat tires, as much as I can. Sitting around waiting for roadside assistance to come is not fun for anyone, but I am the only one my daughter can count on to be there for her, so it is all the more important. Me not being there when the bus arrives to drop her off, could be potentially devastating for my little girl. I know the driver & assistant wouldn’t just leave my autistic daughter on the street, but I also know she would be very scared & confused to be returned to the school.
I’m also not one of these femme fatales, so the odds a handsome fellow would stop to help and quickly get me on my way, is rather unlikely. Hence, I endeavor to avoid the issue all together. Sure not all flats can be avoided, but making sure my tires are properly inflated, and not old and worn helps.
Not sure how worn your tires are? Here’s some helpful info from Cooper Tire to aid you in determining if it’s time to replace your tires:
Examine tread: Bald tires can skid and slide on pavement, and are more likely to be damaged by potholes and other road hazards. Tire tread should be at least 2/32 of an inch deep, and tires should be replaced immediately if worn past this measurement at any location on the tire. Cooper tires have a built-in “tread wear indicator,” making it simple to monitor tread wear, or can be checked with a simple test using a U.S. penny. Place the edge of the coin into the tread, with Lincoln’s head facing down. If the top of Lincoln’s head is covered by tread, there is at least a minimum acceptable amount of tread. If the top of his head is entirely visible, it is time to replace the tire.
If you find that you are due for a fresh set of tires, timing couldn’t be better. Cooper Tire is currently running a Take the Money & Ride promotion. Right now you can get a $80 Visa® Pre-Paid Card with purchase of a new set of four qualifying Cooper tires through participating dealers in the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico. Here is the list of tires included in the promotion:
-Cooper CS4 Touring
-Cooper CS3 Touring
-Cooper Zeon RS3-A, RS3-S
-Discoverer H/T, H/T Plus
-Discoverer LSX,* LSX Plus*
In addition to the rebate offer Cooper Tires also has a lot of Money saving and safety tips on the site, that are worth a look. Check out this video for more information.