With the holidays come long car trips for many - be sure your tires are in good shape before hitting the road.
Halloween is behind us and Thnaksgiving is just around the corner. Of course, Christmas and other winter holidays are right behind that. For many, that means traveling, whether it's to grandma's or just a chance to get out of town for a long weekend. But before you leave, AAA recommends that you check out your car to make sure it's roadworthy. That's especially true of the tires.
"Always inspect your tires before a long trip," AAA says. "The more often these inspections are performed, the easier it will be to find a small problem, such as a nail in your tire, and fix it before it becomes a more expensive and time-consuming issue."
Now, there are those of you who are homebodies and just plan to stick around New Orleans and go to the Clown Bar or similar events. Even so, you should still check your tires to make sure they're roadworthy.
"Checking your tires on a regular basis is an important step in protecting your safety and your automotive investment," AAA says. "Ideally, tire inspections should be performed monthly. If you drive over potholes and debris in the road, live in a cold climate, or drive long distances regularly, then you should inspect your tires more often."
The best place in the New Orleans area to have your tires checked is Twin Tire and Auto Care. Twin Tire has been the most trusted tire care and auto repair shop in New Orleans since 1973. Twin Tire carries all brands, sizes and styles of tire to fit any driving need or style. And, Twin Tire has three convenient locations - Marrero, Hammond and Harvey - to care for cars and light trucks. Twin Tire's Harahan location caters to heavy commercial vehicles.