Summer has arrived, and the hot weather can take a serious toll on people’s tires. If the tires on a vehicle are worn, underinflated, or have separating treads, a blowout can occur on hot road surfaces.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 10,000 accidents per year are caused by tire blowouts. In addition, underinflated tires result in greater stopping distances, reduced performance and poor fuel economy.
Proper tire maintenance provides better traction, steering, and stopping. Gas mileage is also improved by almost four percent. The following tips from the NHTSA will help prevent a summer tire blowout:
Anyone who has questions regarding tire blowouts or needs legal advice after a blowout incident should contact the firm of Cannon & Dunphy, S.C. for a consultation. Our Wisconsin car accident attorneys have dedicated our careers to representing the innocently injured when defective tires cause serious collisions and injuries. It is our goal to help you hold the negligent party accountable.
Call us today to discuss your potential case.