Car accidents are something that nobody wants to experience, yet sadly there are 8000 accidents across the United States every single year that are due to tire problems, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
If you live in the Tampa area, snow and ice are a non-issue. But there are still factors present that can bring problems to your tires, and adversely affect your safety. Making sure to follow proper tire safety will help you to stay safe and avoid any possible mishaps.
The Most Common Issues
Tire debris on the road is due to someone’s tire running over a sharp object, but it can also occur if the tire gets worn down too much or overheats. Also, if the tire is simply defective then it can also suffer from breaking.
To avoid a blowout while on the road, make sure to follow these simple safety procedures:
Keep Your Tires Inflated Properly
Ensuring that your tires are properly inflated is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that they do not a blowout. If they are underinflated then too much surface area comes into contact with the road, meaning that there is more of a chance of the tiring blowing out,
Alternatively, overinflated tires make controlling your car more difficult while also offering much less traction. Finding a good balance and inflating your tires to the proper pressure will safeguard you from any possible disasters that can occur due to improper inflation.
Change Your Tires Regularly
While it does cost a bit of money to change your tires it is something that must be done if you value your safety. If the treads of your tire are worn down then you will have a much harder time stopping and turning. And if they become extremely worn then the entire integrity of the tire is adversely affected, making it very susceptible to blowouts.
Regularly Check Your Tires
To reduce the risk of a car accident make sure to check your tires all the time. If you notice anything sticking out of the tire, it is bulging, or that it is worn down oddly immediately visit a tire shop or dealership to get it looked at.
Check your tires at least twice every month and before you go on long road trips.
Have Your Tires Checked
While taking a look at your tires is well and good, it is always good to have them looked at by a professional. When getting your oil changed or having your car worked on, ask the mechanic to have a look at your tires as well.
Only Buy Tires from Reputable Sources
Try to stay away from purchasing used tires, but if you have no choice then make sure they are not tires that have been recalled. When buying new tires ensure that they are from a reputable store that stores tire properly. Tires can become damaged if stored improperly.
You depend on your car’s tires to get you where you need to go. If something goes wrong with them and that defect has caused you or a loved one to get into a car accident don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Rojas Law Group.
The experts at Rojas Law Group will ensure that you get the justice you deserve. For collisions caused by the negligence of another or defective tires you have a valid legal claim and are entitled to obligation. Attorney Rojas specializes in representing crash victims and their families, and she will treat yours with the utmost care and respect as she works to bring you justice.
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