Avoiding Tire Blowout Related Collisions
Prevention is Key
Prevention is Key
The best way to deal with a collision is not to have one in the first place. For this reason, it’s important to recognize ways to keep your tires is good condition. Tire-blowout season is from May through early October, so during these warmer months you should keep an even closer watch on your wheel.
Most people already know the first step to preventing tire blowouts: make sure your tires are properly inflated and aren’t showing any wear. Older tires should also be checked for bubbles and blisters. Most newer vehicles have warning signals that will warn you when your air pressure isn’t quite right. But keep in mind that your car won’t always alert you of under-inflation if the tire is already seriously low. For this reason, it is recommended that you get a professional check on a regular basis.
Drivers should also be careful to avoid things in the road that can cause a tire blowout such as potholes. The scary part about these road hazards is that they don’t always cause a problem right away. Often times, the internals of a tire are frayed after hitting a pothole which causes a blowout later on.
Finally, be sure to keep a check on tire recalls. Studies show only twenty percent of drivers actually trade in their recalled tires, leaving the eighty percent at risk of a blowout related collision.
If a Collision Couldn’t be Avoided
Even after taking preventative measures, there are times that tire blowouts and resultant collision can’t be avoided. It is important to contact your insurance company right away to find out what will be covered. Usually comprehensive insurance will cover the damage, but other times, the retailer or manufacturer of a faulty tire could be to blame and warranty coverage will kick in.
Regardless of who is at fault, Orlando Auto Body will treat your repairs as if they were our own. We want you to be completely satisfied with your car repair so that it’s repaired to its pre-accident condition. Contact us at 480-351-6872 for a free repair quote.