Hot Summer Heat Can Affect Your Tires

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The sizzling Texas heat is not only taking a toll on your electric bills but also on your tires.

During the summer months, thick strips of tire treads can be seen scattered all over highways and streets.

The summer's blistering heat can cause your tires to overheat and if they're not correctly inflated, you could have a tire blowout.

All you have to do is check your tires regularly with a pressure gauge, once a month.

Don't know if you have sufficient tread on your tires?

Just insert a penny in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down.

If you can see Abe's entire head, your tire is worn out and it's time to replace the tire.