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What are the dangers of bad tires?

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2024 | Car accidents

Driving with bad tires can have dangerous consequences. It can lead to a tire blowout, resulting in accidents with fatal and legal consequences.

In 2022, 562 people died due to tire-related collisions, highlighting the importance of understanding tire safety. To help you stay safe behind the wheel, we explain the significance of maintaining your tires in this short blog.

The fatal repercussions of driving with bad tires

Poor tire maintenance can lead to a flat tire or a blowout, which is the rapid loss of air pressure that may cause your car to lose control.

During a blowout, your car will immediately slow down and may start pulling to the sides without your input. If you cannot regain control of your vehicle, you may cause road accidents and other traffic disruptions. The unpredictable movements of your car may even lead to potential pileups, which can have catastrophic consequences.

Taking care of your car tires

Tire maintenance involves constant monitoring of tire pressure to maintain durability and reduce fuel consumption. Monthly tire pressure checks may help you keep your tires in good shape.

Check for tire information on the driver’s side door or in your car’s manual for your tires’ proper inflation pressure. On newer models, this information is on the driver’s side doorjamb or the B-pillar.

It is also wise to keep a tire pressure gauge on your car so you can check the pressure even on the road, where you can drive over bumps or potholes, which can drop pressure.

You may also work with qualified technicians who can properly balance your tires and align your wheels. These checkups are crucial for tire safety and may help maximize the life of your tires.