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When should I change the tires on my vehicle?

California motorists hoping to avoid a nasty accident on the road should look down to the tires on their vehicles as a way to help prevent problems while driving. Whether you are a commercial truck driver, deliverining freight or taking passengers to destinations, or use your vehicle for personal needs only, maintaining a strong set of tires can make the difference between a safe road journey and suffering an automobile collision.

Sometimes people experience road problems if their tires are too old. Aging tires lose their traction, which can cause a vehicle to swerve, spin about, skid or lose control in some other fashion. An automobile can then careen off the road, slam into a physical obstacle, or collide with another vehicle. Additionally, old tires may crack, which weakens the rubber of the tire and possibly lead to a blowout.

Many experts recommend that you get new tires if your current set is six or more years old. However, tires may maintain their treads for a long period of time.

A quick and easy way to check your tire wear is with a tread depth gauge. It measures tire tread depth from 0 to 19/31 inch. We recommend visiting your mechanic or automobile dealer periodically for a professional check up. 

Your driving habits are one factor that causes tires to wear down. The road terrain can also affect your tires. Driving through harsh weather or on streets that are not well maintained may add to tire wear as well. If you have a practice of driving more frequently and on rougher surfaces, you should consider changing your tires sooner.

Because motor vehicle accidents have different causes, you should not consider this article as offering any legal advice. It is only written to provide educational benefit to readers on auto accident topics.

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