Pennsylvania – Rain in the forecast shouldn’t keep you from hitting the highways for a summer roadtrip… but make sure that your tires are in good shape.

Andrew Comrie-Picard is a Hollywood stunt driver, Champion Rally and Off-Road Racer and X Games medalist has tire tips to share.

He says the old penny test can still be used, where the tread is measured to Lincoln’s head. Put a penny, head down, into the tire rim. As Andrew says, if you put the penny into the tread and it looks like Abe Lincoln just got a haircut, then you have enough tread. If it doesn’t reach Lincoln’s head, then your tread is too worn.

But not all tires are the same. There are different tires for different uses.

Like other industries are always changing, tire manufacturers are keeping up with technology too. Smart tires are being developed.

In addition to performance, the right tire can save a consumer a couple of miles per gallon on gas, and prevent an accident.

Travel journalist Claudia Lombana explains the biggest reasons Americans break down on the road:  lockouts, dead batteries, and flat tires.

Keep a supply kit in your car, with a spare tire and jack, along with flares, flashlight and batteries, extra food and water, a blanket, and reflectors.


Like Connect FM on Facebook for more local news each day:

Related Stories: