Tire Safety - Avoiding Tire Failure


Aug 20, 2018

As per the latest study put forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicles that are being driven on under inflated tires more than 25% are 3 times more vulnerable to be involved in a crash than tires with proper inflation. Under inflated tires can lead to overheating, poor driving and less tread life, at the very least. Tire safety is very important in preventing an auto accident.

Your tires mark as the only part of your car bearing direct contact with the road. Tires affect your vehicle handling, brakes, ride and overall safety. Although very important, tires are the most neglected part when it comes to maintenance. You will most likely remember to get your oil changed but you will not remember checking tire tread or air pressure as often as you should. Tire failures often lead to vehicle accidents.

Most common tire failures

Let’s have a look at some of the most common tire failures.

  • Run-soft failure means underinflation of tires, slowly and gradually. This urges the temperature within the tires to rise, melting the polyester cords present in the bead of the tire.
  • Highway-speed failure occurs when the operating speed limit of the tire is crossed.
  • Fatigue-failure means the tire has aged and requires a replacement now.

How to avoid tire failures

  • Often, check the tire wear to see if the tires have optimum amount of rubber contacting the road.
  • Check tire pressure to ensure it is present in a safe state.
  • Make sure you have proper tread depth.
  • Look for worn spots.
  • Check the sidewalls of the tire.
  • Written on the tire, check the tire’s age.

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