Issues with a vehicle can lead to an accident even on the brightest and clearest day. Tire problems will increase the chances of an accident no matter the conditions.
According to CED Technologies, there are several issues with tires that can put your safety at risk. You may also want to note these as they may come into play in a crash if the other vehicle had tire problems.
One of the most common issues is inflation. Underinflated or overinflated tires cause a range of safety risks. Underinflated tires can cause rubbing within the parts of the wheel that may build up heat and catch on fire. Under and over-inflation also can make a tire more prone to a blowout, which leads to a loss of control and easily could result in an accident.
To avoid such issues with your vehicle, make sure to pay attention to the tire monitoring system warnings in your vehicle. If you do not have monitors, make sure to check your tire pressure regularly, especially when temperatures fluctuate as it impacts tire pressure.
Bald tires or those with worn tread are another safety issue. Not having proper tread means your tires will not get the right traction on the road, which can lead to slipping, sliding and loss of control. Tread issues can also impact braking effectiveness and lead to hydroplaning.
It is essential to stay on top of your tire condition. Regularly check the tread and inspect tires for any uneven wear or bald spots. Replace them as soon as you note they are worn down too much.
Bad tires can lead to accidents, so you should keep your tires in good repair. In an accident, try to take pictures of the other vehicle’s tires to note the condition.