Category: Tire Defects

Nexen Tires are Failing Consumers, Causing Accidents

While customers have been complaining about Nexen Tires, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) still hasn’t issued a recall on these dangerous tires. Nexen manufacturers several types of tires, the Nexen CP671(2), the Nexen N5000, and the Nexen Roadian HP. As of May 23, 2015, twelve complaints to the NHTSA have been filed regarding Nexen… read more

Tire Dry Rot – What It Is, How to Spot It & Liability for Accidents

All vehicle owners should know what tire dry rot is, how to spot it, and what to do if their tires have it. Meanwhile, if it causes an accident, talk to an attorney about liability. In some cases, a manufacturer may be liable if the dry rot was due to a defect in the tire…. read more

Are You Buying Dangerous Counterfeit Tires?

While there are many counterfeit products that consumers might come across, ranging from clothing to handbags to watches and more, counterfeit tires are an unexpected development. The following reviews a scary report of the discovery of counterfeit tires, and what you should do as a consumer when purchasing tires.             … read more

Tire Defects: Moisture and Foreign Matter Cured into the Tire

When objects or moisture is trapped in the tire during the curing process, it can cause tread or belt separations, which can lead to blowouts and accidents. Tire companies have a responsibility to ensure the tires they manufacture are safe and free from defects. If they make a mistake and their defects cause a consumer… read more

Causes of Tire Bead Failures: Who is liable for injuries?

Tire defects can lead to tire failures, which can significantly increase the risk of an accident when the car is in operation. One of the more serious causes of tire failure is a tire bead failure. Causes of Tire Bead Failures  The tire bead is the part of the tire that sits on the wheel…. read more

How Strict Automotive Product Liability Applies to Tire Defect Cases

Strict product liability laws allow consumers to recover damages when they suffer injuries because of a defective product. Under these laws, an injured consumer does not have to prove that the manufacturer of the product was negligent. A court might find the manufacturer liable even if it did everything to manufacture and sell a safe… read more

Process of Product Liability Claim for a Defective Tire

When a defective tire causes an accident that leads to injuries, the victims of the accident have the right to file a product liability claim for damages. A product liability claim can yield compensation for medical expenses, personal suffering, lost wages, physical repairs, and more. While a product liability claim can be a good option… read more

The Future of Spare Tires: Some New Cars Don’t Come with Them

Most car owners assume they can find spare tires in the trunks of their vehicles. They rely on it being there in the event of a flat tire. But today, more and more cars are being sold with a tire inflation kit instead of a spare tire. If you’re car shopping, here is what you… read more

Spot Checking Tires Before Buying a Used Car

Purchasing a vehicle is an exciting process, but it’s one that requires a lot of work and research, too, especially when the vehicle you’re purchasing is used. If you’re considering buying a used car, one thing that is absolutely critical to assess is the car’s tires. When tires aren’t in good shape, they can be… read more

All You Need to Know about Low Rolling Resistance Tires

Low rolling resistance tires are popular among vehicle owners hoping to save some money on fuel expenses. However, these tires have their downsides, too. Read on for all you need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of these tires, as well as some more fuel-saving tips to reduce gas costs and keep your tires… read more

Holding a Tire Manufacturer Liable

If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident that resulted from a tire defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages from the tire manufacturer. Manufacturer liability claims can be complex, and each case is unique, so make sure to consult a product liability attorney to discuss the specifics… read more

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

Internal Rusting, Tread Separation, & Tire Failure

When the steel cables in tires begin rusting, it can cause tread separation, which increases the risk of tire blowouts and crashes. In many cases, it’s a defect of the tire that allows for excess moisture to seep in, creating the right environment for rust to develop. When a tire model is defective, it’s the… read more

Rice Husk Tires: Environmentally Friendly, But Are They Safe?

The tires on a vehicle are one of its most important parts and are responsible for keeping drivers safe and secure. However, tires are not cheap, nor are they necessarily environmentally friendly. In fact, the energy and materials required to manufacture tires costs thousands of dollars and causes damage to the environment. In an effort… read more

Road Conditions Contribute to Tire-Related Accidents

Many accidents that occur in Florida annually are linked to tire failures or tire blowouts. Tire failures are often the result of inadequate tire pressure, tire tread separation or other factors. However, in some cases, tire failures and tire-related accidents are caused by road conditions like those listed below. Potholes  You may try your best… read more

How to Change a Tire: A Challenge for Most Teens

Tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, and knowing how to test tire pressure, check for tread wear, and change a flat are important skills that every driver should know. However, a survey paid for by Michelin and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile revealed that 52 percent of teenagers ages 15… read more

Internal Tire Repair Failure Can Cause Casing Separation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approximates that every year, tire failures causes 11,000 motor vehicle crashes. Some of the most common causes of tire failure include the following.  tread separation. blowouts. bald tires. and, underinflated tires. When a tire isn’t repaired correctly, it can put you at great risk for accident and injury…. read more

Peeled Cap on Radial and Bias Tires May Cause Accidents

Peeled caps on radial and bias tires can cause blowouts and accidents. Often, the cause of a peeled cap is loss of adhesion of the cap from the tire casing during the retreading processes. If all of these terms sound a bit foreign to you, read on for an explanation of what a peeled cap… read more

Decoding Tire Markings

When it comes to parts of a car, there are few more important to vehicle stability, maneuverability, and safety than a car’s tires. Tires are responsible for carrying the weight of the vehicle, and require routine maintenance and replacement to guarantee that they’re performing at their best. Tire markings, however, remain a mystery to most… read more

Choosing the Right Rims for Your Vehicle

Tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, and greatly contribute to the overall safety of the car while driving. If a tire has a defect, isn’t the proper size, isn’t fitted correctly, or doesn’t receive proper maintenance, it can result in disastrous consequences – such as a tire blowout – that… read more