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Be prepared before you hit the road. Watch these videos from Arie Luyendyk, Jr.

 

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

Check tire pressure

Having the right tire pressure helps your tires perform like they should. This gives you better control of your car and helps your tires last longer and wear more evenly. It even saves you bucks at the fuel pump because when your car rolls right, it eats less gas. It’s easy to check your tire pressure. Watch this video to learn how.

 

How to Check Your Tread Depth

Check the tread

Tire tread gives you the traction to stop and hold the road. Tire tread also funnels water out from under your tires, which helps reduce hydroplaning…that scary slide your car can do on a thin sheet of water. Your tire tread should be no less than 2/32nds of an inch deep on any part of your tire. Check your tire tread depth using the penny test – this video can show you how.

 

How to Check the Overall Condition of Your Tires

Check the condition

A monthly check of your overall tire condition can ensure you stay safe on the road. During these checks you’re looking for cuts, cracks, splits, punctures and bulges. Anytime you see damage to a tire, don’t drive on it. Use your spare if you must go somewhere or call a friend, parent or someone to get you where you need to go. Learn more by watching this short video.

 

How to Change a Flat Tire

Change a Tire

If you get a flat, don’t panic. You have the tools you need to change your tire and get back on the road. A spare tire, tire iron and tire jack are all you need. Most cars have these items in the trunk or under the car. This video gives you step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process.

 

What to Do if You're in an Accident

What to Do if in an Accident

You can do everything right and still be part of a car crash. This can be stressful, but being prepared can help. Your safety and the safety of others is most important. After making sure everyone is OK, moving your car to a safe location and calling law enforcement are your next steps. Watch this video for more helpful tips.

 

What to Do if You're Pulled Over

What to do if Pulled Over

Flashing lights from a DJ booth – awesome! Flashing blue lights in your rear view mirror – not anyone’s idea of a great day. When you’re being pulled over by a law enforcement officer, be prepared by having your license, vehicle registration and proof of auto insurance available. Learn more by watching this video.

 

What to Do if the Check Engine Light Comes On

What to do if Engine Light Comes On

Check engine light brightening up your dashboard? Don’t panic. If your car is running normally, there is no need to pull over right away. However, there are some reasons why you may want to pull over. Learn how to spot them in this video.

 

What to Put in an Emergency Kit

What to Put in Emergency Kit

Snacks? Flashlight? Flares? If you have these in your car’s emergency kit, you’re off to a good start. If you don’t, it’s time to get packing. Learn the top 10 items to pack in your emergency kit by watching this short video.