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Steel belted radial tires and the risk of tire tread separation

Posted on November 9, 2014 1:34 pm under Automotive Defects

Since the mid-70s, steel belted radial tires have been in use because of their promises of greater mileage, durability, strength, and riding comfort. Tires of this type have a network of steel wire mesh between the rubber tread and body plies, which maintains the firmness of the tire’s tread as it touches the surface of the road.

However, cases of tire blowout and tire tread separation have been associated with steel belted radial tires. One reason behind this is the tire’s metal-to-rubber adhesion design. Because the tire’s belt is composed of steel wire mesh, a stronger bond between the rubber tread and the steel belt could be more difficult to achieve, making the tread more prone to separation.

Tire tread separation and blowouts are among the many possible causes of damaging car accidents. If you believe an ill-designed tire has been the cause of the car accident you were involved in, explore the possibility of taking legal action against the manufacturer responsible with the help of our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Contact our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed for free.