Tires can lose their footing long before they are worn out. Tests show that tread can give up a significant amount of traction when itís still at the halfway point.

Thatís particularly worrisome when you realize how many worn tires are on the roads. A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that nearly 50 percent of the 11,500 cars, pickup trucks, vans and sport-utility vehicles the agency checked had at least one tire with half-worn tread. Another 10 percent had at least one bald tire.

Scheduled inspections by  qualified personnel significantly reduce the hazards of tire failure and vehicle down time.  A preventative maintenance approach reduces overall expenses and is therefore cost effective.