As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, it is time to get your
tires inspected by a professional before heading out on summer vacation.
Tire tread separation is a dangerous condition where the tread of the
tire separates from the body of the tire. A tread-belt separation can
cause a driver to lose control of his vehicle resulting in catastrophic
injury or death. Tire manufacturing defects are one cause of tread-belt
separation. In some instances there is a problem in the manufacturing
of the tire where the tread and steel belting do not bond to the tire
body or casing properly. Highway speeds and heat are often common factors
in tread-belt separations allowing the tread-belt to peel away from the
body of the tire. In some cases, drivers replace a tire with a full-size
spare believing it is new and in good condition. Tires, like most other
products, have a shelf life. Tires that are older than six years should
not be put into use. If you have to put a full-size spare tire on your
car, treat it like a donut (the smaller spare tire) and drive to a tire
shop to have it inspected and replaced. So, before you and your family
cross the Arizona desert in search of cooler climates, have all five tires
(spare tire too) inspected by a professional to ensure that you and your
family can enjoy that summer vacation and all of the great memories you
create with those you love.
Watch the video
here to learn more about tread-belt separations so you can better protect you
and your family.
If you or your loved one suffer a life changing injury or death and you
suspect there may have been a tread-belt separation, contact the lawyers
at Montoya, Lucero & Pastor, PA. Act now, because if you fail to preserve
the evidence related to tread-belt separation you may never know what
caused the collision.