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Tire Tread-Belt Separation Causes Car Accidents in Summertime Heat

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.