Defective tires are responsible for thousands of car accidents every year, many involving serious injuries and death. High speed tire failures are among the most dangerous defective products.
Bad tires can cause accidents in various ways, including:
When tire failures occur during tight turns, vehicles may roll. Those with higher centers of gravity are especially vulnerable to this.
It is well worth the time of every driver to inspect his or her tires occasionally. In addition to maintaining recommended tire pressures, look for any irregularities, including these:
- Tread separations
- Bubbles or bulges in sidewalls
- Unusual or uneven tread wear
If you spot any signs of possible trouble, promptly have your tires inspected by an expert. Remember, a high speed tire failure can result in a devastating accident with catastrophic injuries.