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Tire Issues That Could Cause Serious Auto Accidents

October 02, 2016

Car Accident Lawyers in Georgia Remind Motorists That Tire Issues Can Cause Serious Auto Accidents

Most collisions in Atlanta involving cars, trucks, and SUVs are the result of drivers who are negligent. This negligence may take the form of violating traffic safety laws, driver inattention, or otherwise unsafe driving conduct. However, there are other motor vehicle collisions in the Atlanta metro region caused by poor vehicle maintenance or defective vehicle equipment. Tire blowouts because of inadequate tire maintenance or defective tires are responsible for many serious car accidents. Our Gwinnett County car accident lawyers have provided an overview of some basic tire maintenance issues, among others, that can cause a serious traffic collision.

Placement of New Tires: Many motorists assume that two new tires should go on the front of the vehicle. However, Popular Mechanics and other sources refer to this belief as a myth. If you are only able to purchase two new tires at a time, the safest placement is to have them installed on the rear of the vehicle according to the magazine. The rear tires on a car provide vehicle stability, which is essential for safe braking and maneuvering. When the new tires are placed in the rear, the back end of the vehicle might skid when the brakes are applied and spin around causing a car accident, especially on a slick roadway.

Reliance on Vehicle Tire Pressure Monitoring: Although a fair number of new motor vehicles come equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), these systems are not an accurate indicator of whether your tire pressure is appropriate for safe operation of your vehicle. TPMS does not alert a driver until the tire pressure is 25 percent below the tire pressure recommended by the manufacturer of the vehicle. These are last resort systems designed to warn a driver of an imminent risk of a tire blowout. Tire pressure should be monitored independently because under-inflated tires can result in improper tire wear and adversely impact the handling of the vehicle.

Under-Inflation and Over-Inflation of Tires: When tires are under-inflated, the pressure exerted on the sidewalls is increased, which causes the tires to become overheated particularly at high rates of speed and in hot temperatures. Tires that are over-inflated may increase the risk of damage to a tire from impact with curbs or potholes.

Tire Defects: When tires are not manufactured properly, the adhesive bond between the tire tread and steel belts may fail. The process of bonding the tread must be done properly, or the tread can separate from the steel belts, particularly at higher rates of speed or high temperatures.

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