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Published August 30, 2013, 03:11 PM

Check your tires before you hit the road this weekend

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- If you're heading out on the road for the holiday weekend, make sure to check your tire pressure.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- If you're heading out on the road for the holiday weekend, make sure to check your tire pressure.

The folks at Fargo Tire Service say heat is a tire's worst enemy.

High temperatures cause the air inside the tires to expand and can lead to a blowout.

To avoid trouble on the road, check the pressure and make sure you have good tread on your tires.

Mike Dow/Fargo Tire Service Manager: "We all try to run our tires with the least amount of tread in the summer because we don't need the traction. But the tread is more important than anything because the more tread you have the tire runs cooler and you have more protection against punctures, which will make your tire lose air, become hot, and that's where tires will blow out and fail on you."

Also, be sure to bring water on long trips in case you run into trouble on the road.

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