More than 730 people died in fatal car accidents in 2022 as a result of tire-related problems, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). We at Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas wish to see a complete elimination of these avoidable accidents. Discover four measures you can do to make sure your tires are as safe as possible before you hit the road in the paragraphs that follow. Call us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation if you are in a car accident.

Check Tire Pressure

If you just take one piece of advice from this list, make it the following: Check the tire pressure. Most gas stations sell tire pressure gauges for only a few bucks. At least once every month, check all four of your tires. To acquire an accurate reading, do this when the tires are cold—that is, after not having been driven on for several hours.

Uneven tread wear, blowouts, and flat tires can all result from improperly inflated tires. If that is not persuading enough, take into account this: Your gas mileage is impacted by tire pressure. Proper tire inflation can dramatically increase gas mileage.

Examine the Tires’ Tread

Making sure your tires have enough tread is also crucial. If you are driving on snowy or rainy roads, this is extremely crucial. Your car will be better equipped to maintain grip on roads if it has enough tread. Your tires need to be replaced if the tread depth has decreased to less than 2/32 of an inch.

Get Your Tires Balanced and Aligned

Your tires should be balanced and aligned on a regular basis. The type of vehicle you possess, how frequently you drive, and the surfaces you drive on most frequently will determine how frequently you need to have this done. When your tires need to be balanced and aligned can be determined with the assistance of your neighborhood technician. You should have your tires balanced and aligned as soon as you notice any trembling or tugging to one side or the other while driving.

Rotate Your Tires

Regular tire rotations can not only improve your car’s safety but also shield it from unpredictably uneven wear and tear. You may not need to change your tires as frequently as a result, which can save you money over time. Of course, this also helps to increase fuel efficiency. You might be able to file a personal injury claim if the tire problem that caused your car accident was to blame. Call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to learn more and to schedule a free legal consultation.