How well do your tires stop? Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Michelin, All opinions are 100% mine.
As a society we’re always on the go. We’re always trying to get from one place to another and between our destinations there’s also a million stops along the way. We have the usual stops like red lights and stop signs. However, we’ve also got some unexpected stops along the way. How prepared are your tires for those stops?
We’ve talked about worn tires in the past, but today I’m here to talk to you about how well your tires stop (whether they’re new or old). A few months back I had the chance to check out the difference between various tires both new and worn and saw how certain tires even though were brand new didn’t stop as well as other tires that were half worn. This was eye opening because it made me rethink the kind of tire I had and how well it would hold up against the elements and life.
It also made me start thinking about how much I’m on the road with my family. Did you know the average family stops 40,000 times a year? Think about it! That’s a lot of stops. The predicted stops may not always be a problem it’s the unexpected stops that really put your tires to the test. How many times have you had an animal run out in front of your car?
or a child run out on your path.
Our initial reaction is to stop. How are your tires performing when you need to stop suddenly? Once you hit the break, how long does it take for your car to stop traveling? Dependable stopping ability is critical from the first “close call” you encounter driving off the dealer’s lot, to the moment you slam on your brake miles down the road. We always have a lot of things going on around us will your car be able to stop suddenly?
Your car’s stopping ability is crucial. Especially with tires after 3-4 years.
I invite you to head to the Michelin page where you can learn more about the truth about worn tires and you can even enter to win a set of tires!
So head there and learn more about your tire’s performance and learn more about keeping your family safe when stopping through life’s events
Make sure and follow the conversation online with #truthaboutworntires
Comments & Reviews
Sally Gearhart says
Great article, we recently had new tires put on my 18 year old daughter’s car and we had this talk with her. She said she didn’t realize everything that comes with owning a car lol.
Nicole Bear says
Something to think about, especially as the seasons change.
Carolyn Daley says
Thanks for spreading awareness that even new tires do not always stop quick or well enough. It is important to have your brakes and tires checked out. Response time to stop can make all the difference in saving lives. I never knew that certain brands could be so much superior than others when it comes to making a stop. I usually think of brakes affecting how quickly your car comes to a stop.
Sue E says
Checking your tires and brakes is a must for safety and I have shared this article on Social Media earlier. Now that you moved to Pennsylvania and those brutal winters, this is a great article to follow! Thank you for sharing!!
Debbie P says
Thanks for the info.
melissa cushing says
This is always a fabulous reminder for everyone. It is so important and I always have a squirrel running in my path where I live but the idea of a kid… scary and you need to make sure you can stop safely. Thank you!
Rebecca Whaley says
My toes just recently got checked. All good.
Cynthia C says
This is something that is easily overlooked. Thank you for reminding.
June S. says
(how well do your tires stop?) My husband actually keeps on the maintenance of all the tires on our two cars. All of these tips are really good to know about.
Tina F says
Really great read with amazing important information
Rachel b says
This is great information & its starting to snow. thanks for the tips
Mia Rose says
With all of the wet roads and rain in my area we really do need good tires that perform well.
Thanks for all the info.
I recently purchased a whole new four tires as I did not want to have ones that would not go thru the winter and snow.
Interesting, definitely need to regularly check on those tires
Roxann Benthagen says
Thank you for the article it was very informative.