Your teenager may have an 'A' in their driver's education class, but can they check the car's tire pressure? Your child's driver's education class focuses on the rules of the road and being an attentive driver. But driving lessons often miss the mark when it comes to teaching basic car care information.
When a vehicle's tires are in a poor condition or are not inflated properly, it can result in tire-related auto accidents, such as tire blowout accidents.
NHTSA: 11,000 Crashes Each Year from Tire Failure
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says drivers with under-inflated tires are more likely to be involved in a car accident . Still, many teens lack even the most fundamental tire safety knowledge to keep them safe on the roads.
- Among the things teens should regularly check when it comes to their vehicle is the condition of their vehicle's tires, such as the pressure of the tires and the state of the treads of the tires.
- Teach your teen to check their tire inflation and make sure that the tire is inflated to the right pressure for the vehicle. Your car manual will list the optimal pressure for your vehicle.
- Many new vehicle models have a tire pressure indicator light. Teach your teen to recognize this symbol on their dashboard.
When it comes to car accidents, its not a matter of it but when. And thats why you want your teen to be prepared for an unexpected tire blowout.
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