Many drivers forget to check and maintain their tires on a regular basis. This may be a hazard waiting to happen. Tires play an integral role in the operation of an automobile, as they allow cars to perform their most basic function of travelling on roadways.
A worn or damaged tire may be dangerous for drivers, their passengers, and their fellow motorists. If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident caused by a defective tire, contact the Milwaukee auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case.
Maintaining Your Tires
With a few basic maintenance procedures, drivers can help avoid serious accidents resulting from tire failure. To properly maintain tires, drivers should:
- Check tire pressure weekly
- Keep an eye on tire tread and wear
- Rotate tires every 6,000 miles
Drivers can find manufacturers’ suggested tire pressure levels in their automobile owner’s manual. Most automobile manufacturers suggest a pressure between 32 and 36 pounds per square inch (PSI), but this may vary depending on the size of the tire and other factors.
Additionally, drivers can check if their tires’ tread is a safe amount with a penny. To do this, drivers should turn the penny upside down and stick Abraham Lincoln’s head between the tread. If the tread does not extend past Abe’s head, it is usually time for new tires.
Unfortunately, proper tire maintenance does not guarantee total safety, as the tire may have a manufacturing or design defect. If you or your loved one was injured in an auto accident resulting from faulty tires, let the Milwaukee auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® fight for you. Contact our office today at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.