One of the most important safety aspects of your car is the tire pressure. A low pressure will increase the surface that touches the ground and cause friction between the road and tire. This will make your wheels wear down faster and could cause a flat tire. A high pressure on the other side will reduce the surface that touches the ground and lead to an increase of the stopping distance. Making sure that your tires have the right pressure also improves the fuel efficiency.
A spare tire is more than decoration, it could become a lifesaver when you are on the road and one of your wheels runs out of breath. Make sure you know where your spare tire is located and that you have the necessary tools ready. It is also important to regularly check the pressure of your spare tire. It would be bad to be stuck in the middle of nowhere with a spare tire that’s even worse than then the other one.
If you never had to exchange a tire yourself, it might be a good idea to try it once at home so you know what to do in a case of emergency.