Integrity Tire May 2019

Prom Safety

4 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe

teen is going with. Trusting the driver is important. If you’re hesitant about letting your child be driven to prom, find another way. If your teen is driving the family car, confirm that they will be the only person driving the vehicle. DRESS SAFETY Make sure your teen is dressed comfortably and appropriately to ensure they have a fun night without any accidents. Encourage them to wear comfortable shoes that they can walk and dance in without pain. High heels are fashionable, but they shouldn’t wear heels so high that they may fall and hurt themselves. Whatever your teen decides to wear should be comfortable and hemmed to the appropriate length based on their height. By keeping these safety measures in mind, your teen will have a wonderful and safe evening! better on the car than smaller ones. However, larger wheels hold less air, which means there is less cushion to take the impact of imperfections on the road, such as potholes. The size of the wheels also influences their weight . Heavier wheels increase braking distance and •

encouragement and guidance to ensure they have a safe and memorable evening.

CREATE A PLAN Create a plan for prom night, and make sure everyone knows what it is. Your teen should know and communicate with you what time the dance starts, what time it ends, if they’re going anywhere after, and when they’ll be coming home. PHONES Make sure your teen’s phone is completely charged in case they need to reach out to you sometime during the night. Encourage your teen to check in once every few hours, and establish an emergency code to use if they find themselves in trouble. DRIVING You and your teen should also have a plan about the modes of transportation, who’s driving, and how many people your Steel wheels create a lower center of gravity for vehicles, which is perfect for harsh road conditions off-road or in snow. Drivers who are more concerned with the aesthetics of their vehicle usually consider a chrome finish. Chrome wheels give the car’s wheels a metallic, mirrored shine, durability, and strength, but they often require more maintenance than other wheels. YOUR CAR’S CHARACTERISTICS Choosing your wheels also depends on the type of vehicle you drive. The size of the wheels affects the comfort of the car. Many consumers lean toward larger wheels, as they look • • •

Seeing gorgeous dresses, fancy suits, corsages, and boutonnieres pop up in advertisements can only mean one thing: Prom season is here! This time of year, teens are busy choosing the perfect dress or suit to wear, finding a date, making dinner reservations, and preparing for an evening of fun and dance. During this exciting time, give your teens a little WHEELS AND RIMS What You Should Consider The purpose of rims and wheels is more than just showing off; they help keep the tires on your car from wearing out, give you better control of the vehicle, and create a smoother ride. When you’re considering getting rims and wheels for your tires, it’s important to know what you want. Integrity Tire offers a guide to help narrow down the possibilities, giving you the time to think about the options and get the perfect wheels for you. MATERIAL There are two materials to consider: alloy and steel. Alloy wheels are lighter than their steel counterparts, offering improved precision and performance while driving, and they often decrease road feedback for better braking response. •

reduce handling, while lighter wheels improve maneuverability and braking performance.

If you’re having difficulties finding the proper wheels for your car, give our office a call. Our rim and wheel experts will answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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