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Could bad tires lead to car accidents?

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2023 | Injuries |

Sometimes, car accidents do not occur because you fail to follow road laws or get distracted and lose control of your vehicle. In some situations, the issue is a problem with your vehicle.

Your tires can cause multiple issues that could lead to an accident. Any vehicle is susceptible to such problems, so it is worth checking out in your situation if there is no clear cause for the wreck. The other vehicle may have had bad tires.

Tread issues

The tread of a tire is what allows it to grip the road. If a car has tires that lack the proper tread, it could make that vehicle rather dangerous on all types of roads but especially wet roadways. When a tire is bald, it can make it more difficult to handle the vehicle and will also impact the ability to brake properly.

Every driver should check the tread on their tires regularly. If it is low, then they should replace them.

Not enough or too much air

Underinflated tires can lead to serious issues as well. When tires are not inflated properly, a lot of problems can arise. They can react like a flat tire, making it hard to control the vehicle.

Overinflated tires can lead to even more issues. They can rub other parts of the wheel and cause a fire. They also may be more likely to blow out.

Any tire issues are a problem that could contribute to or cause an accident. It is well worth an investigation into the tires after an accident to see if they might have led to the crash.