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Can good tires protect you from a car accident?

On Behalf of | Dec 21, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Maintaining your vehicle may seem monotonous at times or even inconvenient if it means you are unable to drive it temporarily. Depending on the part of your vehicle that you are doing maintenance on, you could be facing a rather considerable expense. However, keeping your vehicle in working order is more than a worthwhile consideration, it can directly affect your safety as you travel in North Carolina. 

Your tires, for example, are a critical component of your vehicle. Improper alignment or other factors that affect your tires’ function could cause your tread to wear down at a much faster rate than when everything is working as it should. Regularly assessing the condition of individual parts can help guarantee you get the most extended use out of your tires as you can. Another tip is to have your tires rotated regularly to give each tire a chance to “rest” from being in a particular position. 

According to AAA, some of the ways that you can tell if your tires need to be replaced merely by looking at them include underinflation or noticeable wear on the tread. Additionally, if you are driving and experience unusual things like loud noises or vibrations and your vehicle is pulling to one side, it is probably time for you to have your tires and alignment looked at. 

Keeping your tires in optimal condition can prevent your involvement in accidents that could happen because your tires do not have enough traction with the road. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.