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June is here, and with it comes Tire Safety Month—a time dedicated to ensuring that our tires are in top-notch condition for safe and efficient travel.  At Tech Tire Repairs, we are passionate about tire safety and proper tire repair. Whether you’re an everyday driver, a tire technician, or a fleet operator, tire safety is paramount. Here’s a quick guide to help you stay safe on the road.


For the Average Driver


Regular Tire Inspections:

  • Visual Checks: Look for visible signs of damage, such as cuts, punctures, or cracks.
  • Tread Depth: Use the penny test to check tread depth. Insert a penny into the tread groove with Lincoln’s head facing down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace your tires. This is because the tread depth is less than 2/32″, which is the legal minimum in most states. Use a tread depth gauge to ensure your tires have at least 5/32″ depth, which is the recommended minimum for safe driving.
  • Tire Pressure: Even if your vehicle is equipped with TPMS, it is important to manually check your tire pressure using a high-quality gauge or inflator. Sensors can fail, and some tire monitoring systems only detect rapid pressure drops. Therefore, a subtle drop in PSI due to a temperature change may not set off your TPMS warning light. Check your tire pressure monthly. Proper inflation is crucial for safety, fuel efficiency, and tire longevity. Underinflated tires can lead to poor handling and increased risk of a blowout, while overinflated tires can cause a harsh ride and increased risk of hydroplaning. Refer to your vehicle’s manual for the recommended pressure levels. You can also find this information on the manufacturer’s sticker on the frame inside your door.

Balancing and Alignment:

  • Misaligned wheels or unbalanced tires can lead to uneven wear and reduce tire lifespan. Balancing refers to the distribution of weight around the tire and wheel assembly, while alignment refers to the adjustment of the suspension system, which affects how the tires make contact with the road. Have your alignment and balance checked every 6,000 miles or if you notice uneven tire wear or vibration.

Rotate Your Tires:


Tread Depth Check DIY Tech Tire Repairs

For the Tire Technician

Professional Inspections:

  • Utilize the basics as well as advanced diagnostic tools, such as tread depth gauges, tire pressure monitoring systems, and infrared thermometers, to detect issues that might not be visible to the naked eye. Ensure that every tire is thoroughly inspected for any signs of wear and damage.

Proper Repair Techniques:

  • Follow industry standards for tire repairs. Always remove the tire from the rim to inspect for internal damage before repairing. You can learn more through TECH University or getting on our training schedule by contacting us.

Customer Education:

  • Educate customers about the importance of tire maintenance and provide them with tips and resources to help them understand the importance of tire safety.

Keeping Up with Technology:

  • Stay updated with the latest tire technologies and tools. Modern advancements in tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and advanced tread designs can significantly enhance tire safety and performance.


For the Fleet Operator


Tire Management Systems:

  • Implement tire management systems, including regular inspections, maintenance schedules, and real-time monitoring, to ensure tire health and performance. These systems can help you track the condition of your tires, schedule maintenance tasks, and detect issues before they become critical. This can help you reduce downtime, extend tire life, and improve overall fleet safety and efficiency.

Training Programs:

  • Invest in training programs for drivers and maintenance staff to ensure they are knowledgeable about tire safety and best practices. We offer several kinds of hands on training classes in our training facility located in Johnstown, Ohio. We’d love to support your shop with training, repairs, and updated techniques.


Data-Driven Decisions: Harness the Power of Data for Proactive Tire Management

Retreading and Recycling:

  • Consider retreading tires to extend their life and reduce costs. Ensure that used tires are disposed of properly to minimize environmental impact. When retread plants follow the proper process for retreads; they are giving new life to tires that were once thought of as “at the end of their life”.
  • Recycling tires allows the opportunity for them to be turned into new raw material. When left unchecked tires are a high risk of fire, toxic emissions, atmosphere and groundwater contamination, have poor biodegradability, and stagnation of rainwater along with insect proliferation: these are just some of the critical issues caused by tires that are not recycled correctly. Salvadori Recycling; another sister brand that specializes in recycling technologies to treat end of life tires and conveyor belts and turn what was once considered waste, into value. As a whole we want contribute to solving the problem of rubber waste, developing a sustainable and circular economy, improving environmental health.
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Tire Safety Month reminds us of the crucial role that tires play in our safety and the performance of our vehicles. Tech Tire Repairs is committed to providing high-quality tire repair products and wheel service supplies to help you maintain the highest tire safety standards. Our products, such as tire patches, plugs, and sealants, are designed to effectively repair tire damage and prevent further issues. Whether you’re an average driver, a tire technician, or a fleet operator, these tips, combined with our products, will help keep your tires in excellent condition and ensure a safe driving experience.

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