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Before You Travel, Check Your Tires

With only days before Thanksgiving, Newswatch 12 learns what to check on your tires before you drive off this week.

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 5:32 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2018 12:00 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — It's the countdown to Thanksgiving. With only two days left some of you may begin your travels today. Some of you tomorrow or on Thanksgiving day.

We want you to have safe holiday travels so here are somethings to check before you head off this week: 

Make sure your air pressure is correct. When it gets cold . . . tires lose pressure. Tire pressure can be checked inside your car or at a tire shop.

Second — check your tire treads. If your treads are too low you can hydro-plane on wet roads.

Bob Horton, the manager at Point S Tires, tells NewsWatch 12 that the dry weather Southern Oregon has seen can have a big effect on the roads when it comes to rain.

"Anytime the weather has been dry and everything and starts getting wet the roads are normally very oily so when they get wet they are very very slick so please everyone should slow down dramatically in traffic and just slow down and be safe," Horton said.

If you are driving somewhere that's getting snow or ice, Horton recommends getting snow tires or tire chains.

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