When it comes to my car I know next to nothing. If you asked me to check my oil, I couldn’t. If you asked me to jump start my battery, I’d have no clue where to begin. And if you asked me to change a flat, well… you’re asking the wrong person because when it comes to my car I’m CLUELESS.
I know that I SHOULD know some basics when it comes to car care. The funny thing is my father raced cars when I was younger. He had his own race car. He was even a mechanic in his younger years. You would think over the years I would have picked up a thing or two. Nope. Nothing. I’m embarrassed to admit that.
When it comes to my car all I know is how to drive it to/from my destination and when to put gas in it. I have never even changed a tire before. I wouldn’t know how.
May 24, 2015 – May 30, 2015 is National Tire Safety Week.
When it comes to car maintenance many people would assume it’s a “guy thing.” That is not true at all. When it comes to tire purchases, for example, women account for more than half.
Here are some other interesting statistics.
It’s funny that it’s National Tire Safety Week because my husband just mentioned to me the other day that my back tires are in sad shape and I need new tires pronto. They were worse off than he thought they were.
Did you know that you should check your tire pressure once a month – every month? My husband checks his tire pressure, but mostly because one of his tires has a slow leak in it. We have to replace it as soon as we can afford to do so. Since he’s testing on tire he usually checks all four of them.
I bought my husband the tire gauge he currently uses, yet I don’t know how to use it myself. But I’m not alone. At least 83% of Americans don’t check their tire pressure correctly.
You need to make sure your tire pressure is correct at all times. Proper tire pressure helps prolong the life of your tires as well as improves your vehicle’s fuel economy. With the price of gas sky high, doing whatever you can not to waste fuel is important.
Proper tire pressure also ensures that your car drives and handles better. It’s also important for your overall safety.
Here are some important tire tips that I hope you will take into consideration.
The Pirelli brand has been around for 140+ years. They first ventured into motor sports in 1907 during a race from Paris to Peking.
Pirellis tires are well known in the car industry. In fact they are the official tire supplier for Formula One Racing. They also supply tires to top brands like Audi, BMW, Ferrari and Mercedes.
Pirelli puts its focus on engineering and technology to create safe tires. In addition the brand is big on sustainability and even offer “green” performance tire. They also care about the community by offering scholarships to people in Indonesia where their natural rubber comes from.
Pirelli would like YOU to “Be Tire Smart – Play Your Part,” in honor of National Tire Safety Week. Check out this brief, informative video about tires and watch as Maureen Kline, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America, explains how.
For more information about Pirelli please visit www.US.Pirelli.com. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites (all the links are found on the bottom right of their website).
To see what others are saying about this important issue check out the hashtags #Pirelli and #Tiresforlife.
I hope you will take your own tire safety to heart and check your tires TODAY. If they need to be replaced please do so ASAP. Also, make sure your tires are properly inflated.
Women, you don’t need a man to take care of your tires. As you can see it’s easy enough for us to do. Now that I know the trick with the penny I plan on checking my tire threads often. I am also planning on buying my own gauge to keep in my glove compartment and having my husband show me how to check my tire pressure and how to use the air pump so I can take care of my tire maintenance myself.
Pirelli Tires has generously offered to give a lucky winner a set of four (4) Pirelli P Zero All Seasons Plus tires. Thank you Pirelli!
GIVEAWAY PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Pirelli tires are NOT available for all vehicle makes, models or years. Exact make and model of tires, as solely determined and specified by Pirelli, shall be based upon Prize Winner’s vehicle type, if available. If Pirelli P Zero All Seasons Plus tires are not available for a Prize Winner’s vehicle, that Prize Winner will have the choice of one of the following tires with a maximum retail price not to exceed $500: CINTURATO P1™ Plus, CINTURATO P1™, CINTURATO P7™ ALL SEASON Plus, P6™ FOUR SEASONS, P6™ FOUR SEASONS Plus, P600, P6000, P6000 Powergy, P4™ FOUR SEASONS, P4™ FOUR SEASONS Plus. Prize will be shipped to winner’s home or to designated tire installation retailer of winner’s choice. Prize does not include any other costs or associated expenses not specifically listed above, such as installation cost(s). All installation costs are at Prize Winner’s sole expense.
Tire safety is very important. Therefore I want to encourage people to share this post and National Tires Safety Week with everyone you know. I am giving extra credit options for social shares (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+) that you can do daily. Please refer to the Rafflecopter widget.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 1, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me if you regularly check your tires, and if not, do you plan on doing so now that you know how important it is?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.
*I have partnered with Pirelli to bring you this information. I was not compensated for this post. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted.