Tire Pressure

Tire Pressure

Regular checks of your tire pressure can extend the life of your tires and offer you maximum fuel economy.  This is the 6th (of 6) article in the LETMAP series. Here we will explore how to find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle, and how to properly...
Know Your Tire’s Age

Know Your Tire’s Age

Know Your Tire’s Age This is the 5th article in the LETMAP series. It is very important that you know your tire’s age for each of your vehicles. Driving on old, outdated tires is very dangerous, and can lead to accidents causing injury or even death. – Quick...
Experiences with Tire Mileage

Experiences with Tire Mileage

After my husband’s death, I became the one that had to help my daughters with their decisions on their cars.  So, I had a steep learning curve.  One of my daughters needed a car to go to college, so we set out and did a lot of test driving. After she decided on a car,...
Tire Mileage Life – What You Need to Know

Tire Mileage Life – What You Need to Know

This article on tire mileage is the 4th (of 6) in the LETMAP series. When considering which tires to buy, most people think about price and tread wear. Knowing this, tire dealers promote their brands by placing a high emphasis on both criteria. But you might be...
Coin Your Tires

Coin Your Tires

Will you coin your tires this month?  You have heard the question: “Who coined the phrase…?” And you get to fill in the blank. Well, I am coming up with the question: Will you coin your tires this month? In my article on tire tread, I talk about the importance of why...
Tread Depth and Maintenance

Tread Depth and Maintenance

This article on Tread is the third in the LETMAP series of articles. The tread on your vehicle’s tires helps grip the road, and affects the handling, acceleration, braking, cornering, stopping and even your fuel economy. Knowing the condition of your tire’s tread...
Examine Tires Monthly

Examine Tires Monthly

Why Everyone Should Examine Tires Monthly In all 50 States, the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) driver trainer books recommend that we examine our tires monthly. I have a graph that shows each state that mentions what to do, or some states actually cover how to...
Examine Your Tires

Examine Your Tires

How to examine your tires and what to look for. This article is the second in the LETMAP series. It is critical to examine your tires on a regular basis. Even if you adhere to other areas of tire maintenance, it is possible to overlook irregularities, deformations and...
Lug Nuts Matter

Lug Nuts Matter

When I started my 2018 fifty-state tour, I did not understand much about tires and tire safety, much less lug nuts. After all, I was a mother of 5 children and was busy with their many activities. While I drove around the lower 48 and talked with expert tire...
Retorquing Lug Nuts for Safety

Retorquing Lug Nuts for Safety

Lug Nuts – Part 1 of the LET MAP Series Are you retorquing lug nuts after 25-100 miles of driving post-tire change? When was the last time you gave your wheel’s lug nuts a second glance?  If you are like most people, the answers to those questions are “no”, and...