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What All Drivers Need to Know About Proper Summer Tire Care

Posted Gerard C. Kramer on Jun 26, 2014 in Car Accidents

Your tires are one of the most important pieces of your vehicle. They hold you up and get you from point A to point B. If they aren’t cared for properly, they could fail and cause your involvement in a West Shore car crash. Although tires require maintenance all year long, they especially need your attention in the summer.

Check the Air Pressure

Tires rely on air to keep them inflated and working at their best. Hot summer weather can cause the tires to deflate and slowly lose pressure, which can affect your vehicle’s performance level—even cause a crash. Check the air pressure each time you get gas to ensure your tires are working their best.

Check the Tread

Worn tread on tires often cause vehicles to skid and slide, particularly in inclement weather. Pennsylvania is known to experience severe thunderstorms during the summer, which can cause the roads to become quite slippery. Only use tires that have an adequate amount of tread.

Don’t Overload Your Vehicle

Summer often means road trips, and many pack their bags and load them into the vehicle. Putting too much weight on your car, truck, or van can cause your tires to deflate or become damaged. Check the recommended load limits in your owner’s manual or on the certification plate on the edge of the driver’s door.

If despite your best efforts you are still the victim of a West Shore car crash, contact the law offices of Schmidt Kramer. We may be able to help you receive the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and vehicle repairs.

Connect with us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your situation with one of our attorneys. If you know someone who has been injured in an accident, we encourage you to share this information with him or her.