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Avoid a Wisconsin Flat Tire Accident: Follow These Three Steps

It seems like a daily event to see a person stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire. Driving a vehicle on bad tires can be dangerous. A flat tire or blowout can result in a car crash in Wisconsin, Iowa, or Illinois. Flat tires are the cause for over 23,000 tow-away crashes each year. There is a very high probability that you will encounter a flat on your vehicle at some point.

Preventing a flat or blowout can be easy. There are three things you should do in order to prevent a Madison car crash due to a blowout. The three things are:

  • Use the Correct Tires. The first preventative measure to take in avoiding a flat is to purchase tires that are going to be suitable for your driving. The number of miles you will be driving, the speeds you will be driving, and the terrain you will be driving through will all play a part in the tires you should purchase. A tire shop will be able to find you the correct tire according to these factors.
  • Maintain Proper Tire Pressure. Running on incorrect tire pressure can do couple things. If there is not enough air in the tire, the tire can pinch or wear unevenly. If there is too much air in the tire, it becomes more susceptible to punctures. To determine whether you have the correct pressure in your tires use a pressure gage. Inflate or deflate to tire specifications.
  • Rotate Your Tires. Most tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Keeping them properly rotated will help eliminate uneven and excessive wear to one spot on the tire. This wear will make the tire more vulnerable to punctures.

Tires play an important role in keeping you safe on the road. There are many things that can go wrong with tires—and accidents can happen. A Wisconsin auto wreck lawyer at Hupy and Abraham can help you in the event you are in a wreck. Call them today at 888-277-4879 and ask about a free copy of The Accident Assistance Guide: Keep this in your glove box! 

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham