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Tire Maintenance and Registration Can Decrease Crash Risk. Below is a Safety Alert from The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for drivers to manage the tire risks for a safer ride:

The Problem:

  • 596 people died in tire-related crashes in 2014. About 19,000 people are injured each year in such crashes.
  • Many of these crashes resulted from poor tire maintenance, including failure to maintain proper inflation, check for adequate tread, monitor for damage, or have repairs made properly.
  • According to a survey conducted in 2014 by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, 69 percent of vehicles had at least one underinflated tire.
  • Very few motorists register their tires with the manufacturer, making it less likely that the manufacturer will contact them in the event of a tire recall.

What to Do:

  • Register your new tires with the manufacturer, so you receive tire recall notices.
  • You can’t tell if your tires are properly inflated just by looking at them. Check your tire pressure at least once a month. If your tire pressure monitoring system activates, check your tires as soon as possible. SA-044-Oct-2015 (revised)
  • Inflate your tires to the pressures indicated in your vehicle owner’s manual or on the “Tire and Loading Information” label located on the driver’s side door edge (or post) of your vehicle. Do not use the pressure printed on the tire sidewall.
  • When checking your tire pressure, also examine your tires for punctures, signs of uneven tread wear, bald spots, bulges or bumps, cuts or cracks in the sidewall, or any other abnormalities. These problems can lead to tire failure.
  • Don’t forget your spare! Tires can degrade even when not in use, so keep your spare tire properly inflated and check it monthly for problems.
  • To prolong the life of your tires, remember to rotate, balance, and align your tires in accordance with the information in your vehicle owner’s manual.
  • If you hear an unusual sound coming from a tire, slow down and have your tires checked immediately.

Education is critical to maintaining your tires properly. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for tire information specific to your vehicle. The US Department of Transportation, tire manufacturers, tire retailers, and others have published helpful tips online about properly maintaining, replacing, and registering your tires, as well as about checking for safety recalls.



If you have been injured in a tire-related crash, you may be entitled to money damages. If you think this is the case, call us at


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Whether you were a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a shopper in a store, or the occupant of train, or car, motorcycle, boat or any motor vehicle, or have been hurt at an amusement park or at your workplace, bitten by a dog or injured in a fall down accident, you should immediately call one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at

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