SafeAuto Insurance Company Announces Tire Safety Check Event

Properly Inflating Tires Helps Drivers Save Money on Gas Driving for the Labor Day Weekend

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - August 21, 2008) - As more than 30 million Americans plan to hit the road for Labor Day Weekend travel, SafeAuto Insurance Company has teamed up with Dave's Tire Wheel & Auto Service to help Columbus drivers Play it Safe and save money on gas. According to SafeAuto, keeping tires properly inflated is the easiest way to save money on and increase gas mileage. That's why the company will provide free tire safety checks at the "Play it Safe Tire Check Safety Event," held Saturday, August 23, 2008.

"Traveling for Labor Day is a tradition for many American families and this year gas prices are top of mind for all Ohio drivers," said SafeAuto president and chief operating officer Jon Diamond. "Keeping tires properly inflated is one of the easiest ways drivers can cut down on excess gas mileage and save money at the pumps. That's why SafeAuto Insurance Company is teaming up to help Columbus drivers 'play it safe.'"

SafeAuto offers drivers five essential tips to maintaining proper tire pressure. SafeAuto's tips are based on more than a decade of experience in the automobile insurance industry, offering state required insurance coverage to an underserved market.

Those tips include:

1) KNOW THE FACTS -- Locate the recommended tire pressure on the vehicle's tire information placard, certification label, or in the owner's manual.

2) KEEP RECORDS -- Record the tire pressure of all tires.

3) GET TO THE RIGHT PRESSURE -- If the tire pressure is too high in any of the tires, slowly release air by gently pressing on the tire valve stem with the edge of your tire gauge until you get to the correct pressure.

4) KNOW THE DIFFERENCE -- If the tire pressure is too low, note the difference between the measured tire pressure and the correct tire pressure. These "missing" pounds of pressure are what you will need to add. At a service station, add the missing pounds of air pressure to each tire that is under-inflated.

5) WE'RE ALL EQUAL -- Check all the tires to make sure they have the same air pressure (except in cases in which the front and rear tires are supposed to have different amounts of pressure).

About SafeAuto

SafeAuto Insurance Company was started in Ohio in 1993. As a provider of minimum insurance coverage and serving an underserved market, the company quickly expanded into Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. Today, the company provides minimum insurance coverage to automobile drivers in 14 states. SafeAuto is a direct-to-consumer auto insurance company that does not rely on a middleman, which ultimately saves its clients money. The company specializes in minimum coverage to meet the law's requirements for automobile insurance coverage in every state in which it operates.

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