There are several reasons why you should maintain the tires on your vehicle. By maintaining your tires in optimal condition, you can extend the life of your tires in addition to reducing the cost of fuel. However, one of the most important reasons to maintain your tires is to improve the safety of your vehicle.
Because your tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, you need to have tires that are in good working order. Tires that are not in good working condition can increase your risk of a car accident by increasing the distance you need to stop, increasing the risk of a blowout, and increasing the risk of a spinout. To avoid these problems, perform regular maintenance on your tires and replace worn tires immediately.
Tips for Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Tires
Care tips for your tires include:
- Check the air pressure on a regular basis. Your tires should be inflated according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Low tire pressure can impact braking and handling. Check tire pressure every month and before a long road trip.
- Driving at high speeds can damage your tires. If you regularly travel at higher speeds, inspect tires more often for damage.
- Don’t exceed the load capacity of your tires. Excessive weight can build up heat between the tire and pavement causing a blowout.
- Inspect the tread on the tires and replace tires with worn tread. The tread on your tires helps you control the vehicle by gripping the road. Worn tread can increase your risk of being in an accident.
- Rotate your tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles or as often as recommended by the manufacturer. Rotating your tires helps ensure that tires wear evenly to extend the life of your tire and improve performance.
- Have your tires aligned if you notice a wear pattern on the outer edges of your tires, you hit a sizeable object in the road (including potholes), or you notice a difference in how the vehicle Many manufacturers recommend having an alignment every 4,350 miles.
- Check to see if you need your tires balanced if you notice bouncing or wobbling. Tires that are out of balance can result in increased vibration and a decrease in tread life.
Contact The Olinde Firm If You Are Injured in A Car Accident
Being injured in a car accident is a traumatic event, regardless of the severity of your injuries. If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, our NoLA car accident attorneys can help. Let us fight for your right to receive full compensation for your injuries while you focus on your recovering and health.
For a free legal consultation and free case evaluation, contact Attorney Fred Olinde of The Olinde Firm. You can contact our office by telephone at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 or you can visit our website for more information. We accept most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay our attorney fee until we recover compensation on your behalf.