Category: Defective

Indirect vs. Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are used within cars to detect the level of air pressure within the tires, and are mandated for use under federal law. Specifically, 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provide a federal motor vehicle safety standard requiring the presence of a TPMS that… read more

Teen Drivers: Five Factors Leading to Tire-Related Accidents

Teenagers are at high risk for auto accidents and some of that accident risk stems from tire issues. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,000 teenagers die every year in accidents. About 12 percent of accidents every year involve inexperienced motorists and tire issues. Learn some factors that might lead… read more

Check the Date: Are your tires too old?

Tires do not come with an expiration date in the way that food does, but they age and can become less effective or more dangerous after a certain number of years. Most manufacturers will tell you that the age of a tire is only one factor in determining its level of safety or usefulness. Other… read more

When to Lubricate a Tire Plus Dos and Don’ts

Tire lubrication is an important step in the tire demounting and mounting process. Professional tire installation technicians are trained to understand the importance of proper lubrication and what substances can be used. Failure to properly lubricate a tire during the demounting and mounting process can lead to improper mounting or corrosion on the rim. This… read more

Tire Mounting: The Right Way to Mount and Demount Tires

Tire mounting and demounting requires specific knowledge and tools. Only trained professionals should mount and demount tires. The Rubber Manufacturers Association has established guidelines for safe demounting and mounting which are available in manuals and wall charts often displayed in professional garages where these services are provided. Tire technicians are trained to safely demount, mount… read more

Signs Of Defective Tires

 Top Signs of Defective Tires Recognizing the signs of defective tires may help prevent tire failure and serious car accidents. It also may help you understand what led to your auto accident and injuries. If you believe a tire defect was responsible for your crash, talk to an attorney about the details of your accident…. read more

Dangerous Toys Lead to Many Child Injuries

There are many dangers facing children each day. Not only do they have to learn how the whole world operates, but also continually fend off life-threatening illness and traumatic experiences. One of the greatest risks facing your child is dangerous toys. More than 200,000 children are hurt each year in the U.S. while playing with… read more