Your tires are all that stand between your vehicle and the road. When those tires are defective or in poor condition, it becomes more likely that they will be a factor in causing an accident.
Here’s a quick overview of some common types of tire defects that can cause serious accidents.
- Tread separation: If the tread becomes separated from the tire, this is a dangerous condition that can result in serious, potentially deadly accidents. Usually this is more likely to be an issue for people who regularly travel at high speeds, though it can occur in some cases if the tire was manufactured with lower-grade materials. This is just one of many reasons why it’s important to purchase tires from reputable dealers and manufacturers.
- Old, weak rubber: Tires do have an expiration date. If they sit on the shelves for too long before being used, they could be weaker and more likely to create blowouts. Tires that have been in use for a long time are also more likely to have dried out, cracking rubber. This condition is also more likely to lead to blowouts and potential accidents.
It is important for all drivers and vehicle owners to practice good tire care. This means keeping the tires filled to the proper air pressure level and avoid underfilling and overfilling. It also means doing your best to avoid potholes and other poor road conditions. If you notice your tires becoming worn down, it is critical to replace the tires as soon as you can so you can avoid potential safety issues on the road.
For more information about the most common tire defects that can cause serious accidents, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.