CHECKING YOUR PRESSURE @ the ACS-HILO HEART WALK
It was a beautiful day in Hilo at the Liliuokalani Gardens/Isles Park on Saturday March 2. That was the day of the 16th Annual ACS Hilo Heart Walk & Health Fair. The program started at 7am in the morning with over 1000 people buzzing around the tents & tables filled with information about leading a healthier lifestyle. This event brings the community together to educate them about the risks of heart disease, how to know the signs of a stroke and what we need to do to avoid a heart attack.
Lex Brodie’s Tire had the pleasure to be one of the businesses participating in this event. We focused on Checking Your Pressure. Padaabum! I know, a little play on words since we focused on checking your tire pressure, but an important procedure none the less. And to make LEX BRODIE’S totally legit for the Health Fair, we teamed up with the College of Pharmacy to do blood pressure checks at the table next to us. We had our backs covered. lol
Our table was set up with a newly mounted MICHELIN DEFENDER tire and we passed out LEX BRODIE’S tire gauges as Our Operating Manager, Harold Crawford explained how to use them and the importance of checking your tire pressure.
Did you know that a tire can lose 1-3 pounds of pressure every month? Did you know that if you lose up to 6 pounds of tire pressure that this can lead to tire failure? That’s pretty scary when you think about the cost of tires. Scary enough to make your blood pressure go up! =)
This is why it is important that you check your tire pressure every month. Plus, lower inflation pressure will allow the tire to deflect (bend) more as it rolls. This will build up internal heat, increase rolling resistance and cause a reduction in fuel economy of up to 5%. Please feel free to stop by any one of our 4 Lex Brodie’s Tire locations on the island to have your tire pressure checked. We want to make sure that you and your vehicle are safe on the road.
And just to be a little safer.... it wouldn't hurt to have your blood pressure checked too at a local drug store.
Aloha…. Anita =)