We partnered with Cooper Tires for this post, but as always, all opinions are ours.
You’ve heard the saying, “boys and their toys.”
When you think of “toys” you think of automobiles if they are adults and and if they are kids, you think the obvious toys. Now that our boy is getting older we want to start teaching him about automobiles and most importantly, automobile care and safety.
One of the most important parts of automobile care for me are the tires. It’s what gets us there and keeps us on the road. As a military family we spend a lot of time on the road so it’s important to know we are safe. The hubs has been gone a lot lately and it’s up to me and the boys to man the house and everything else.
Aramis will be 11 later this year and it’s time for him to start taking on more mature responsibilities. I’m not saying he’ll be changing the oil on his own, but we’re taking baby steps and starting with tires.
We recently got new Cooper Tires on the hubs truck and since installation we’ve been enjoying a smooth ride. I have to add that as soon as I drove off the lot of the tire retailer, I could feel the difference. When it comes to tires, you have to realize that tire care is super important like Cooper Tires says, “tires matter.”
So ofcourse I’m talking tires with him. I could be wrong, but I think he’s enjoying it.
Checking The Tread On Tires
This is the activity we’ve done that my son thought was pretty cool. The best way to check the tread of your tires is by using a penny! Yes, grab a penny and head to your vehicle. Here’s the trick on checking the tread using a penny.
Take in mind that the tread should be 2/32 of an inch deep. Put the penny into the tread with Lincoln’s head facing down. Honest Abe’s head should be covered by the tread. If you put the penny in and his head is showing out of the tread, it’s time for new tires. He got a kick out of checking the tread on the tires. Of course we are good because our tires are new!
The Different Types Of Tires
Since we move around so much, we have to consider terrain and weather. Aramis’ mind was blown when we looked at the website and saw all the different types of tires available. Tires are what connects you to the road so you must make sure the tires you choose are the best for your vehicle.
For the most part, you can’t go wrong with “all season tires.” We still don’t know where we will move to next but if we move further north we will have to look into getting a set of winter tires for both vehicles.
Cooper Tires recommends installing your winter month tires by November through March. Winter tires are made to improve braking and handling your vehicle in the snow and ice. Good to know right?!!
Now it’s your turn: how often do you think about your tires? Click on this link and answer a few questions for Cooper Tires.
We’ve been talking tires for a few days now and I can’t wait to share even more in the coming weeks. Thanks to Cooper Tires we are heading to Miami for Hispanicize 2017, April 3-6 and of course you all will be coming with us by following our social shares!
We’ll be participating in a focus group with Cooper Tires so get ready for great tips and facts coming from Los Tweens and Teens social handles! Some tips you might already know and hopefully you’ll also hear some new tips and tricks and facts you didn’t know. Trust me, I’m no tire expert but we have learned so much about tires.
These are facts that are good to know!