Some car owners may be driving on tires that have not been properly maintained, perhaps because they have not thought to check their tires or perhaps because they don’t have the time or money to get them checked. Being aware of your tires can save you a significant amount of money. Proper maintenance can extend the life of your tires, meaning fewer tire replacements. Plus, keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent. By contrast, driving on bald tires can lead to blowouts, expensive damage to other components of your car, or an accident.