TitleMax Tip – All About Tires

The tires on your car play a vital role in your car’s value and safety, so ensuring that they are in good, working condition is important. That’s why today’s tips are focused on your tires!

Tire Tip 1:
Tire Pressure – Ensuring your tires have the recommended amount of air can not only help your tires last longer, it can actually save you money on gas! For starters, if you don’t already have one, pick up a tire pressure gauge at your local Wal-Mart or auto parts store. While several retailers sell gauges that cost upwards of $50, you can find a gauge that will get the job done for as little as $7. Once you have your pressure gauge, check the pressure in your tires monthly.

It’s best to check the pressure prior to driving your vehicle, or at least an hour after it has been driven. Air expands as it gets warmer, so checking the pressure immediately after driving your vehicle may not give you an accurate reading.

Not sure how much pressure should be in your tires? Check your owner’s manual or visit Firestone’s website. From there you can enter your car’s year, make and model to find its recommended pressure. If your tires are low, you can fill them up at most any gas station for a small charge.

Tire Tip 2:
Tire Tread – The second thing you want to check is the tread on your tires. Your tread provides traction and traction is what keeps you on the road. So, you always want to check and make sure your tires still have a decent amount of tread on them. Checking your tire tread is easy and all you’ll need is a penny. Just place the penny with Abe Lincoln’s head pointed down in your tire’s tread. If you can see the top of his head you most likely need new tires! For more information on the penny test, visit http://www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/pennytiretest/.

Tire Tip 3:
Don’t forget your spare – Checking the pressure in your spare tire is just as important as checking it in your other four tires. You never know when an emergency may happen and you’ll need to utilize your spare tire. Taking the time to make sure it has the correct tire pressure will ensure it’s in good, working condition should it come time to use it.

Tires are expensive. Following these three tips will help extend the life of your tires, give you better gas mileage and keep you safe. Good tires can also help you secure your car title loan. When title loan companies asses your vehicle one of the things they look at are your tires. Having well-maintained tires with good tread could mean you get even more money for your car title!

For more information on car title loans, visit our FAQ section.

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1 Title-Secured Loans, Secured LOCs and Title Pawns: Maximum pledge amount in Mississippi is $2,500. Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies for and accepts both the pledge max of $2,500 and Secured LOC max of $4,000. Refinancing is not available for Mississippi or Tennessee Pledge products. Minimum loan amount for title-secured loans in South Carolina is $601.

Must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry and motor vehicle appraisal. Must present valid government issued ID. Certain other eligibility requirements and terms & conditions apply. Loan/LOC/Pawn amounts vary by states and product. LOC customers are subject to a periodic collateral review to maintain credit limit. Proof of income documentation and ability to repay analysis is required in Missouri, Nevada, some Texas locations, and Utah.

2 Personal Unsecured Loans/LOCs: Unsecured loan amounts and products not available in all stores/states. Max loan amount for first time borrowers is $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ). Returning customers with a good payment history may qualify for higher loan amounts, currently up to $2,500. Loans above $1,000 ($500 for an in-store personal loan in AZ) require two consecutive pay stubs showing direct deposit. In-Store: Account approval requires satisfaction of all eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry. Bring in proof of income (dated within the last 30 days), active bank account details (dated within the last 45 days), proof of residency, a voided check, and a valid government-issued ID to apply. In AZ, a valid AZ motor vehicle registration in your name is also required. Min $601 in SC. Without SSN or ITIN, max loan amount is $300. Online: If you do not have an SSN or ITIN, please visit us in store to apply. Additional items required for eligibility, including: a valid and active email address and telephone number, a valid SSN, and proof of residency for the state in which you are applying (currently AZ, DE, KS, MO, MS, SC, TN, TX, UT or WI). Min $610 in SC. Certain other terms and conditions may apply.

– California, Illinois and Virginia Residents: TitleMax® no longer originates new loans in CA, IL or VA, but continues to service existing loans.

– Please see our California Resident Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy: Submit a Verified Consumer Request to understand what information we collect, disclose, or sell, to request that we delete your information, and/or opt out of selling by clicking Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

– In Georgia, TitleMax offers Title Pawns.

– New Mexico Consumers: please see important New Mexico Consumer Information and Disclosures.

– In Nevada, title loans should be used for short-term financial needs only and not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling before entering into any title loan transaction. Ability to repay analysis with income documentation required.

– In Tennessee, TitleMax offers title pledges, and secured and unsecured Lines of Credit (“LOC”). Only one LOC account allowed per customer, inclusive of other lenders. LOC customers are subject to a periodic income (and collateral, if applicable) review/validation.

– TitleMax of Texas, Inc. and TitleMax Online of Texas, Inc., d/b/a TitleMax acts as Credit Services Organizations to assist customers in obtaining a loan through an unaffiliated third-party lender. Please see store associate for details. Please see Texas Schedule of All Fees. TitleMax does not offer pawn loans or pawn transactions in Texas.

– TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.

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