Metro ServiceMany vehicles now monitor tire pressure automatically and alert drivers through a signal on the dashboard. ■ Metro service Nothing can delay road trips more suddenly than flat tires. Unfortunately, because tires are the only part of the vehicle constantly in contact with the road, wear and tear is to be expected. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that flat tires and blowouts are a leading cause of highway traffic accidents. Even though flats cannot be prevented, there are ways to make tires less vulnerable and make vehicles safer along the way. Flat tire avoidance Routine inspection and tire maintenance is essential to their performance. In addition, paying
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