*thank you, Michelin, for partnering up with us on this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*
Remember when I shared on my stories a few weeks back, about how Joe and I had the privilege to travel to South Carolina (with no kids)? Yeah, it was all fun and games to get away for a few days, but we were able to learn some serious Truth about worn tires.
If I’m honest here, Joe and I both have had a fair share of flat tires, and to me, all tires are the same. We buy them new; they wear out, we replace them. They all seem to do what they’re supposed to do, which is get me from point A to B. Or, so I thought… I mean, I can’t even remember the last time I’ve checked my tires, and to me, if we are all buckled up, we are safe.
By a show of hands, how many of you rarely check to see if your tires are in good condition? And when you do, you do the “kick test,” where you kick your tire to make sure it’s not flat? Yup, don’t feel bad. We did it too. Honestly, I can pretty much cringe at the fact that I, along with so many other people, are clueless when it comes to finding the right tires for your car. Not all tires work the same. And if it wasn’t for Michelin, and All the information they provided us, Joe and I would still be driving around on tires that will most likely not keep us safe.
After visiting the Michelin testing facility, and watching Joe test drive brand new & worn tires on their Lauren’s proving grounds, we were able to get a good grasp on what is safe for our family and what isn’t. You’d be surprised that some worn tires are better than brand new tires.
See, the thing is, all tires are tested brand new, and never tested worn, and after a few miles of life, wherever you may be, rain, bumpy roads, or so forth, your tires may not perform as well from the point of you breaking to when your car actually stops.
You’d think with this day and age we would have access to more information about how worn tires perform under all types of conditions. Michelin believes that consumers should be armed with the right information about how their tires will perform over time. For more information on the truth about worn tires, click here.
No more purchasing tires based on cost and mileage warranty. As mamas, we spend so much time researching and reading up on the best/safest car seats available on the market. Little do we know, the one tool we use daily is being overlooked and needs to be the first priority.