Continuing from Tire Blowouts: Causes and Prevention (Part 1), in the following, some additional important information regarding tire maintenance will be provided. Specifically, while Part 1 of this blog was focused on examining some of the most common causes of tire blowouts, here in Part 2, we will delve into the specific things that drivers can do to minimize their risk of experiencing tire blowouts while driving (and this, in turn, can reduce their overall risk of getting into motor vehicle accidents).
What You Can Do to Prevent Tire Blowouts
Although some tire blowouts will result from manufacturing defects (in that the poor design or use of low-quality materials in manufacturing may increase the likelihood that tires will malfunction when even a little amount of stress is applied to them), in many cases, drivers can significantly reduce their chances of tire blowouts if they properly maintain their vehicle’s tires.
Specifically, this means that drivers can minimize their chances of tire blowouts by:
- Regularly checking the air pressure in their tires
- Keeping their tires’ air pressure at the manufacturer’s recommended levels (as found in the vehicle’s owner’s manual)
- Rotating their tires according to the manufacturer’s suggested schedule
- Regularly checking the tread on their tires
- Replacing their vehicle’s tires when they have little tread left (and not waiting until their tires are completely bald before replacing them)
- Thoroughly inspecting – and possibly replacing – their tires prior to driving in particularly harsh conditions (like, for example, on gravel or icy roads) or going on a long road trip.
Additionally, should you receive notice from a tire manufacturer that there has been a recall on your vehicle’s tires, you should get your tires repaired (or replaced) as soon as possible so you aren’t increasing your chances of experiencing a tire blowout and, in turn, getting into a serious car accident.
Pasadena Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
If tire blowouts or any vehicle equipment malfunction has caused you to get into a traffic accident, you need an attorney who understands personal injury law and knows what steps to take on your behalf. At Binder and Associates, our Pasadena motor vehicle accident attorneys have been committed to aggressively defending victims’ rights and helping people like you in the Pasadena, California area since 1973. Our thorough knowledge of the law and our fierce litigating skills allow us to consistently help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses.
At Binder and Associates, we take pride in providing individual service and attention to each our clients, and we are selective in the number of cases we take. This allows us to focus on the issue at hand, attack each case with vigor and provide the highest quality legal work possible. It also allows us to keep each of our clients informed about the status of their cases at all times so that they never feel that they are being left in the dark when it comes to their the important legal matters.
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