Drive Safely This Spring


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WARREN COUNTY OHIO -- Winter may be behind us, but spring travel can present its own set of challenges for drivers. The experts from Tire Discounters, the country’s largest 100% family-owned and operated tire and service provider, have tips for safe spring driving.

Be prepared for unpredictable weather. Spring is known for its unpredictable weather - rain, hail, strong winds, and even sudden snowstorms. Tire Discounters suggests drivers adjust speed and driving style accordingly.

Check your car's maintenance. Before heading out on a long spring trip, drivers should make sure vehicles are properly maintained, including checking tire pressure, fluid levels, wipers and headlights. This is also the time of year drivers roll down their windows and may hear squeaky brakes. Tire Discounters checks brakes for free - and can help get vehicles road ready with a comprehensive analysis for any other potential issues.

Oh deer! Be aware of increased animal activity. As the weather warms up, animals become more active. Be mindful of deer and other wildlife that may cross the road unexpectedly. Slow down and be on the lookout especially at dusk and dawn when animals are most active.

Replace wiper blades. Wiper blades should be replaced at least once a year. In areas with harsh winters, it’s recommended they should be replced twice a year - once in the spring and again in the fall. Whenever drivers notice skipping, streaking, or squeaking on the windshield, it’s time to replace windshield wipers.

Adjust your tire pressure and check tread. As temperatures rise, tire pressure can increase. Check your tire pressure regularly and adjust it according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Also check the tread to see if any damage happened over the winter. Tire Discounters always provides free tire inspections to check pressure and tread before you hit the road.

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