Each year, tire blowouts and other tire problems cause about 11,000 car accidents and about 200 fatalities in the U.S., reports the National Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) TireWise program. While these facts can be shocking in and of themselves, what may be possibly more alarming is the fact that car accidents caused by tire blowouts are entirely preventable if people are diligent about properly maintaining their tires.
In fact, during the summertime, paying attention to tire maintenance is particularly important, as the heat can age tires and increase the risk of tire blowouts. Given that summer is here, we think it’s a good time to review some of the specifics when it comes to proper tire maintenance in this three-part blog.
If, however, you end up getting into a car accident caused by tire failure or some type of negligence, be sure to contact a Boulder car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm for help getting the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Five Essential Tire Maintenance Tips to Follow This (and Every) Summer
If you aren’t in the habit of properly maintaining your tires, here are five essential tire maintenance tips to follow in order to minimize your chances of tire blowouts and car accidents.
Tip 1 – Be Diligent About Regularly Checking Tire Pressure
While maintaining the proper tire pressure (as dictated by the manufacturer) is crucial to preventing tire blowouts, it’s also an important aspect of prolonging the life of tires and optimizing a vehicle’s fuel consumption. When it comes to checking tire pressure, here are some helpful tips:
- Check the Tire and Loading Information Label in the vehicle’s owner’s manual so that you are aware of optimal pressure for your tires.
- Keep a portable tire pressure gauge in your vehicle.
- Check the tire pressure at least once a month and after driving over potholes, hitting curbs and/or running over debris in the roads.
For our continued discussion regarding tips for proper tire maintenance, don’t miss the upcoming second and third installments of this blog.
Contact a Boulder Car Accident Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident – or if you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, contact a Boulder car accident lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other types of traffic accidents. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting.
At the Cederberg Law Firm P.C., you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.