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Tire Failure Accidents and How to Avoid Them

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are over 11,000 tire-related crashes every year. The overwhelming cause of these accidents is under-inflated tires. This is why keeping your tire pressure in check is extremely important to not only your safety but everyone else you share the roads with.  Learning proper tire safety can help you avoid a tragic accident, and buys you peace of mind. There are lots of ways to ensure your tires are safe, but below we’ll go over the most popular and recommend ways according to AAA and tire manufacturers.


One issue most people don’t think to check on is recalls for their tires. Whenever there is a recall or some other required maintenance for your tire, be sure to have your vehicle looked at. Recalls are put in place for a reason. One bad tire can cause a horrible accident.

Old Tires

Research shows that old tires can become extremely hazardous. After an extended period of time, the rubber on tires starts to degrade. Even if your treads look fine, it’s recommended that you replace your tires every six years. Not doing so could cause your tire to blowout. Tire blowouts will cause you to lose control of your vehicle and result in serious injuries or even death.

Inspect Your Tires

Always be aware of the condition of your tires. While most cars now come with tire pressure sensors, its important to check your pressure manually. Keeping an eye on your pressure can help alert you to any other problems your tires might have, such as air leaks. Another thing to keep in mind is your tire’s tread. Worn tires are also a significant cause of crashes. The easiest way to test this is to take a penny and insert Lincoln’s head into the groove of your tire. When the face of the penny is facing you, you shouldn’t be able to see the top of Lincoln’s head. If you do, its time to get your tires replaced.

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Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients all across Texas with offices in San Antonio, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.