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Do High Temperatures Increase the Risk of Tire Blowout?


tiresImagine you’re driving down the road on a hot summer day and all of a sudden, you tire blows out and you lose control of your vehicle. What happened? What could have caused it? While many of the common causes of tire blowouts include negligence on behalf of the tire manufacturers, there is one thing that not many people consider: heat.

Extreme heat can cause a tire to blow out for a number of reasons. The hotter it is outside, the more it can impact your tire and increase the risk of the tire failing. In the heat, tire pressure can build up, increasing the potential risk of overheating and expanding, causing the tread to separate and the tire to blow out. This is especially true if your tires are underinflated because they run hotter than those that are properly inflated. Higher temperatures can make it so the damage to the tire is severe.

When it is hot out, you should take certain steps to reduce the risk of a blowout. Some of the main instances that can increase the heat in the tire during high temperatures include speeding, increased friction, constant braking, and excessive cornering. To help reduce the risk of a tire blowout, slow down, take corners carefully, and avoid any situations in which you may have to slam on your brakes.

If a tire blows out due to the heat, there is a possibility that something else was wrong with the tire such as tread separation. In some cases, the manufacturer may still be responsible for the crash, which means you may be able to take legal action in order to hold them financially responsible for any damages incurred as a result.

With Biren Law Group on your side, you can have skilled legal counsel protecting your rights to compensation. Our Los Angeles auto accident attorneys put more than 40 years of experience to work for you, making sure you understand your options and giving you peace of mind every step of the way. We don’t hesitate to fight for you in court or in negotiations to help obtain fair and just compensation.

To learn more about your potential lawsuit, call our firm at (310) 896-4345 for the legal representation you deserve.