Tires are critical to road safety. That is why every year the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association sponsors National Tire Safety Week. This year National Tire Safety Week is June 27 through July 3. In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, we are going to discuss tire care, safety, and maintenance.
We hope the below discussion helps you stay safe when you are driving in Las Vegas. If a driver injures you in a car accident, get medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.
Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in car accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Are You Tire Smart?
Last year the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, Discount Tire, and Ipsos provided results from a tire safety survey. Before we discuss those results, we thought it would be interesting to test your tire safety knowledge. See if you can answer any of the following questions:
- Do you have the right tires for your vehicle?
- How often do you need to check your tire pressure?
- Why is it important to check tread wear on your tires?
- How often do you need to rotate your tires?
- Why is proper tire inflation important?
For bonus points, see how many of the following tire safety tasks you know how to complete:
- Do you know how to check your tire pressure?
- Do you know how to check tread wear on your tires?
- Do you know how to rotate your tires?
How were your answers to the above questions? If you answered “not sure” or “don’t know,” then keep reading. We will provide answers to all of the above questions when we discuss our tire safety tips.
Tire Safety Survey
How does your tire knowledge stack up against other U.S. drivers? Check out the following results from the survey of 1,431 American drivers ages 18 and older:
- Forty-eight percent of drivers do not know how often to check tire pressure. This includes three percent who believe they never have to check.
- Fifty-three percent of drivers don’t know how to check tread wear. This helps to determine if tires show signs of damage and need to be replaced.
- Fifty-three percent of drivers don’t know how often to rotate their tires.
Even the most knowledgeable driver can be injured in a car accident. If another driver injures you, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights and advocate your position. Now is not the time to go it alone against parties who don’t have your best interests in mind. Choose a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who will always advocate for your best interests. Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers and staff offer you the best chance to win the compensation you deserve as an accident victim. Don’t delay. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation. You don’t have to worry about affordability—we only get paid if you win.
Our Top Tire Safety Tips
Tire-related issues cause accidents and risk lives. Tire safety is important for everyone on the road. Keep reading as we provide our top tire safety tips (and answers to the above questions).
Select the Right Tires for Your Vehicle
Did you know that there are different types of tires? When you are selecting tires for your vehicle, it’s important that you select the right tires for your vehicle. It’s also important that you select the right tires for your driving conditions.
Tires come in different sizes. Check your owner’s manual to make sure that you have the right sized tires for your vehicle. If you have questions, ask your local tire dealership.
Tires are designed for different driving conditions. As the seasons change, you should make sure that you have the right tires for the weather and road conditions. Tires even have different resistances to heat. That’s especially important if you live in sunny and hot Las Vegas. If you are shopping for tires, you can select from the following tire types:
- All-season tires
- Winter tires
- Summer tires
- All-terrain tires
Check Your Tire Pressure
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you should check tire pressure once a month. This is true even if your vehicle has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
If you don’t know how to check your tire pressure that is okay! You can learn by asking a mechanic or your local tire shop. You can also learn from the comfort of your home from online resources.
Check Your Tire Tread
Tire tread is important to your safety on the road because tread is essential to your tires gripping the road. If you lose too much tread, you may not be able to control your vehicle.
Do you know how to check your tire tread? If you do, congratulations! That’s a great way to make sure that your tires are safe. If not, then keep reading. The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association provides the following advice on tire tread:
- Once your tread wears down to 2/32nds of an inch, it’s time to visit your local tire shop.
- Take a few minutes each month to visually inspect your tires. Look for uneven wear, high and low areas, unusually smooth areas, and other signs of damage.
- Tires have built-in tread wear indicators, or wear bars. When the tops of these bars are flush with the tire’s tread, the tire needs to be replaced.
- You can also do an easy tread test. Simply place a penny upside down into a tread groove. If part of Lincoln’s head is covered by the tread, you’re good to go. If you can see all of his head, it’s new tire time.
Schedule Your Tire Rotation
Every vehicle has its own tire rotation schedule. How often you need to rotate your tires depends on your driving habits, your vehicle, and you tires. Your owner’s manual should provide information on tire rotation including the following:
- How frequently you should rotate your tires
- The best pattern for rotation
Maintaining your tires is one of the best ways to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. This National Tire Safety Week, take some time to check your tires and fix any issues.
EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
We hope the above discussion helps you take proper care of your tires so you can stay safe while you are driving. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area car accident due to a tire blowout, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage.
Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.