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Rotating your tires regularly may lower your risk of accidents

Posted on June 16, 2015 4:29 pm under Automotive Defects

Experts believe tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles to prevent early and uneven tire wear outs. Using worn-out tires is among the top causes of tire blowouts, which may result in injurious road accidents. When having your tires rotated, keep in mind these safety precautions:

  • Never rotate on the same axle – Tires should always be rotated from the back to the front or vice verse, but never from one side to the other. This would ensure that your tires are wearing out evenly, which reduces your risk of tire blowouts.
  • Never put two tread patterns on one axle – Putting two tires with different patterns across one axle may cause the tires to wear-out unevenly, and may also result in handling problems.
  • Always mount the tires with the best traction on the front axle – This would ensure that your rear tires do not fishtail or spin when driving on wet roads or at higher speeds.

Tire-related road accidents could result from a multitude of issues, including under or over-inflation, defective tire rubber, defective tread design, or incorrect installation. Consult with our Appleton-based tire defect lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 to see if your situation qualifies you to seek compensation through a lawsuit.