Posted on February 13, 2014 | Categorized: Tire Defects
What is Considered Aging in Tires? What Are the Signs?
Many people think that if they get a frequent oil change and watch their check-engine light, they are doing a good job maintaining their vehicle. As a result, many believe they are safe driving their car and have little chance of being in a Florida car accident.
This is not true. The reality is that aging tires, which deteriorate from the inside out, may be posing a significant risk to the safety of you and everyone who rides in your car. Aging tires are susceptible to all the following occurrences:
- Going flat
- Blowing out
- Failing to grip pavement
All of these defaults can result in serious Florida defective tire accidents. These scary and dangerous wrecks, which may be one-vehicle, side-swipe, rear-end or head-on collisions, can result in the serious injury or even loss of life of everyone involved.
It is important that you protect yourself and others from the danger of aging tires. Replace your tires according to manufacturer recommendations and have them checked regularly. You can have this done by your mechanic or even do it yourself using a tread measurement tool (called a depth gauge).
If even your best efforts to stay safe do not prevent a Florida defective tire wreck, there is likely something wrong with the design or manufacturing of the tire. This happens all the time, as it seems like major tire recalls are a near-monthly occurrence now.
You may be able to earn financial compensation as a result of your injuries, but it is recommended that you contact a lawyer first. The insurance companies will fight you tooth-and-nail for every penny that you actually deserve, and it is crucial that you have someone arguing on your side.