A tire blowout is the rapid loss of pressurized air in a tire, causing an explosion. Typically, a tire blow out happens when a foreign object cuts or tears the tire, letting the air inside the tire to escape violently, further tearing the tire, and might cause the driver of the vehicle to lose control and crash.
Getting hurt in a car crash can be very expensive, because of the medical bills and property damages, so it is very important to be aware of the factors that constitute a car crash, particularly a car crash that has occurred because of a tire blowout.
Improper air pressure
Air is probably the most important component of a tire. Without the right amount of air, the tire’s other components like fabric and rubber can flex beyond what is safe. Of course, if a component especially a metal one bends enough, it can take too much heat and just break.
There is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System on our vehicles, but it is important to point out that this system is only effective on tires that seriously lack air pressure. It does not issue warnings for minor under-inflation issues. For this reason, it is best to check the air pressure of your tires on your own, or get assistance from a knowledgeable entity like tire dealers.
A vehicle’s weight can also cause a tire to give in. This is especially true in heavy vehicles like pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles. Not because there is a lot of room in your vehicle and it is capable of pulling a trailer it already means that you can mindlessly put weight on it.
You should always take into consideration the maximum pressure and the maximum load your tire can carry. If you are over the maximum, you might want to remove some load to ease the pressure on the tires.
External factors have the capability to increase the pressure your tires take, making your tires more vulnerable and generally weaker as time goes by. These factors include weather conditions, long trips, fast speeds, and objects and obstructions on the road like potholes and rocks.
These external factors are particularly dangerous when combined with improper air pressure and vehicle overload. This combination can hasten a tire blowout and might make it more violent.
Car accidents involving tire blowouts are avoidable. You just have to know the factors that influence the effectiveness of your tires. Once you have that knowledge, you are minimizing your chances of being in a tire blowout car accident.Read More