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Help Avoid Car Accidents by Checking Warning Signs of Tire Failure

Torem & Associates

Taking care of preventive maintenance and addressing problems as soon as you notice them can be critical for minimizing the chances that you are involved in a Fresno car accident. Replacing your tires and maintaining proper tire pressure are essential components of keeping the high standards of performance in your vehicle, but they are also critical for safety. Tires that need to be replaced should never be driven. Read on to learn more about some of the following signs that your tires are in desperate need of replacement.

Sidewall Cracks

Look for any cuts or cracks in a sidewall of the tires. If you spot any, this means that the tire already has a leak or is on the verge of blowing up. Have the tire replaced right away if you spot major cracks.

Excessive Vibration

Your car most likely vibrates in a minimal way while you are driving. While this is certainly normal, if you notice that this is escalating, then this is a clear clue to you that something is wrong. Even if the issue is not ultimately tied to your tire, it’s a good idea to have these excess vibrations checked out.

Lack of Tread Depth

The tread depth of your tire should never fall below 1/16th of an inch. If you tend to drive on slick surfaces, which are most common in Fresno during the winter, then the tread depth should be at least twice as much as the minimal recommended amount. Always have a professional check you tread depth and let you know if your tires need to be replaced.

Blisters or Bulges on the Outer Surface

If you notice that the outer material of your tires is starting to weaken, then this is another sign that you need to visit the mechanic and have the tire replaced. Weak spots can ultimately lead to a blow out on the road putting you at serious risk of a car accident.

The last thing anyone wants to live through is a blow out while they are driving through the perilous winter weather of Fresno. So make sure that you report these concerns to your dealership or your mechanic as soon as possible. Being mindful of potential tire problems can go a long way towards minimizing costly repair bills down the line in the event that you are involved in an accident in Fresno.

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