May 20, 2022

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AAA ‘flat’ out busy responding to tire-related emergency roadside calls

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BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, January 26, 2022)– With the majority of winter still ahead, and an increasing number of calls coming in, AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to pay special attention to the two tire issues most likely to result in the need for emergency roadside service – improper inflation and tread depth.

“In just the first few weeks of the year we have seen tire-related calls that amount to more than 25% of the total volume for all of last winter – and we still have almost two months to go,” says Edward Hickey, Manager for AAA Club Fleet Operations in Baltimore. “Drivers must make sure their tires are properly inflated and that they have sufficient tread to grip wet or snow-covered roads.”

In addition to calling attention to tire maintenance, AAA is also advising motorists to ensure they have a spare tire.“More and more motorists calling AAA for roadside assistance in recent years for tire-related issues are discovering that – to their surprise – they don’t have a spare tire in their vehicles,” says Ragina C. Ali, Public and Government Affairs Manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic.

AAA ‘flat’ out busy responding to tire-related emergency roadside calls