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Checking Tire Pressure Can Help Save Lives and Stop Miami Truck Accidents

Miami tire failures and tire problems leads to many Miami truck accidents, as well as accidents involving light trucks, SUVs, and cars. Keeping your tires in great condition can be an easy way to help prevent truck accidents on Miami roads. Correctly maintained tires help you control your car or truck more efficiently, making it less likely that you will be in an accident. Correctly maintained tires are also less likely to have you slipping or rolling over. There are many ways that you can help ensure that tire pressure and tire treads are correct for your driving conditions:

1) Walk around the truck before you hop in. A visual inspection is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to ensure that you don’t have a flat tire or an underinflated tire. Simply walking around your truck before hopping in each time can help you to notice and correct any problems before they have a chance to cause a Miami traffic accident.

2) Keep a tire pressure gauge in the truck and check tire pressure often. Accurate tire pressure gauges are inexpensive and highly portable. They can fit in your glove compartment or even on your key ring. There’s no excuse for not having a tire pressure gauge. It is important to use your tire pressure gauge frequently, at least once a week. Unfortunately, visual inspections alone are often not enough to tell you whether a tire is underinflated or overinflated. Underinflated tires can make it harder for you to control your truck and can make it easier for your truck to go into a slide and then roll over. Overinflated tires, on the other hand, are more likely to fail or burst. A tire pressure gauge is an inexpensive and not very time-consuming way to ensure that your tires are properly inflated and less likely to cause an accident.

3) Check the age of your tires. Tires that are several years old are more likely to suffer tire failure. The rubber material tires are made from simply disintegrates with time. Therefore, even if your truck has newer tires, you face the risk of tire failure if those tires have been sitting in a warehouse for a number of years. The serial numbers on your tires and a quick call to the tire manufacturer can easily tell you when the tires were manufactured.

4) At least once a month, review the overall condition of your tires. Once a week is even better. Look for signs of wear and any uneven wear. You may need to replace your tires more often than you realize if they are no longer safe for the road.

5) Check tire pressure limits and load limits for your truck. Be scrupulous about following these limits. Exceeding the load limits for your truck can increase the chances of Miami truck tire failure. Not following tire pressure limits also places excess pressure on your tires and can make it more likely that you will be in a serious accident.

If you have been in a Miami truck accident caused by tire problems, contact the Flaxman Law Group to speak with a qualified legal team about your case. The Flaxman Law Group have worked with thousands of personal injury victims in Homestead, Miami, Hollywood, and throughout South Florida. They will fight aggressively to get you the recovery you deserve.