The tires on your car are one of its most important components. Yet, it is also one of the most overlooked. Neglecting the health of your tires could lead to a car accident, especially when it is raining or Connecticut’s brutal snowy winter sets in. Here are some issues you need to look out for to make sure you are safe on the road.
You should personally check your tires regularly for signs of excessive wear. More than that, it is a good idea to have them inspected by a professional monthly. This is especially true if you are about to head out on a long road trip. Any signs of excessive wear could be cause for concern.
Most often, the wear you will see is on the treads. This feature helps you grip the road and funnels water from under your car. If you have overinflated your tires, there will be more wear on the middle tread. Similarly, if there is not enough air, you will see more wear on the outsides. Any kind of uneven wear is cause for concern, and you could be putting other drivers in danger as a result.
If your tire tread is too worn, you will not be able to grip the road as well. There is an easy check for this, using a quarter. Place it with Washington’s head facing downward. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, the tread is excessively worn. Likewise, if you see metal wiring in the tire, it is time to have them replaced.
If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by someone’s unsafe tires or other negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury law attorney may be able to provide more information and legal counsel.