Ah Valentine’s Day is February 14 and a great day to show your love for your vehicle not with this Valentine poems written by AUTO Connected Car News
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
If my tires are low
My love is untrue.
The race car driving star of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and a Cooper safety spokesman, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. knows about love – even when it comes to loving your tires. This Valentine’s Day, Luyendyk is teaming with Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely program, a tire and vehicle safety campaign for teens and young adults, to share three important tire safety checks to keep young drivers safe on the road.
These three important tire safety checks, with a Valentine’s Day-inspired twist, include:
1.Love is in the air…pressure
To check your tire pressure, find your car’s ideal pressure listed on the sticker inside your car door, glove box or fuel door, or in the car’s manual. Remove the tire’s valve cap and press a tire gauge firmly onto the valve stem. The end of your tire pressure gauge will pop up and show a reading of the pounds per square inch (PSI) of air pressure in your tires. If this number matches your recommended tire pressure, you’re good to go. If the number is lower than the recommended tire pressure, your tire is underinflated. If the reading on the gauge is higher than the pressure recommended for your car, you need to release some air.
2.Your love runs deep…but does your tire tread?
To check your tread depth, use the penny test. Insert the edge of a penny into the most worn groove of your tire tread with Lincoln’s head down and facing you. If the top of Honest Abe’s head is covered by tread, meaning you cannot see the top of his head, the tire tread is in good shape. If the top of his head is visible, you need to replace the tire.
3.True love is unconditional…but the overall condition of your tires can change.
Assess the overall condition of your tires by looking at them closely to ensure there are no cuts, cracks, punctures or bulges. If you spot any of these, get your tires checked by a professional before driving on them.
Meanwhile on the Bachelor, Monday night Ari said
“It’s been amazing getting to know you the last couple of days, and I love the fact that you’re so open with me,” to Lauren, “I feel vulnerable with you, and to hear you say that you’re falling for me makes me really, really happy. I really do see something between us. I’m falling so deeply in love with you — it’s crazy.”
“Nothing says love like keeping yourself and the people you care about safe on the road. Your tires, while often overlooked, are the only thing connecting your car to the road and are extremely important to safe driving. That’s why you should check tire pressure, tread depth and the overall condition of your tires at least once a month and before long road trips,” said Luyendyk. “If you take care of your tires, they will take care of you by getting you safely where you need to go.”
Videos featuring Luyendyk that show how to perform these three tire safety checks, as well as additional videos on other important topics such as how to change a flat tire, what to do if involved in an accident, what to do if pulled over by law enforcement, and more, are available on the free Tread Wisely mobile app.
The app also includes a unique “I Got There” feature that allows users to set a reminder when leaving home to contact their parents or friends once they’ve arrived at their destination. With just a couple of touches, the app sends a pre-written text to any number of recipients, letting loved ones know that young drivers have made it safely.