Are You Doing Everything You Can to Avoid a Tire Blowout?
When a tire blows out or otherwise fails, it can result in a serious car accident. In fact, it can lead to a fatal car accident. This is especially true of those who are driving at highway speeds. No matter how experienced the driver may be, this can be a serious situation – especially if the tire that blows is a back tire.
There are a number of reasons a tire may fail. Common examples include tires that aren’t inflated enough, tires that are over inflated, and tires that are old. It’s essentially that every driver checks their tires for signs of these and other issues. It only takes a few minutes and can help prevent an accident down the line.
What you should look for when you’re inspecting your tires
Of course, no matter how well you inspect your tires, you can’t avoid all auto accidents. However, if you take a look at your tires and keep an eye out for these issues, you may be able to avoid issues:
- Look at the sidewalls and keep an eye out for cuts or cracks.
- See if your tread is wearing evenly.
- Take a penny and put it into your tread. If you can see the top of the Abraham Lincoln’s head, then you don’t have enough tread on your tires.
- Look for bulges in your tires.
If you note issues with any of these issues, then you should have a professional inspect your tires.
Are you tires underinflated?
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we were not surprised to learn that a recent study showed that as many as half of the cars and trucks on the road had tires that weren’t inflated enough. Not only can this make it hazardous to drive at fast speeds, but it can also negatively impact gas mileage.
Simple tips to keep your tires safe
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we’ve worked with many clients who’ve experienced accidents that resulted from tires that weren’t properly inflated or had other issues. If this is the situation you’re in, then you should contact us at 909-982-0707 for your free case evaluation. In the meantime, consider these tips to help keep your tires in good shape.
- Keep a tire pressure gauge in your glove box so you can test your tires regularly.
- Check your tire for indicators of how much it should be inflated.
- Don’t be afraid to go to a tire retailer and ask for help.
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we want everyone to be safe but we know that’s an impossible task. We hope that those who follow the above tips can reduce their chances of being involved in a personal injury case in the future.