Can Temperature Cause a Tire Blowout?

What happens when temperatures rise above or fall below normal? How is your vehicle affected? Unfortunately, there are a number of parts of your vehicle that can be impacted, include your tires. One common cause of accidents is a tire blowout. While broken tread are most often the cause of tire blowouts, temperature can also cause serious issues. Here are some things to consider regarding temperature and tire pressure.

High Temperatures Mean High Pressure

During the summer, temperatures can reach extreme heats. This rise in temperature has an impact on a number of things, but one of the most dangerous is your tire pressure. The higher the temperature, the higher the tire pressure can be.

If the pressure in the tire increases drastically, it can lead to the tire tread spreading, potentially breaking apart and causing a blowout. This is because the air inside expands as the heat worsens, putting you and others at risk of a potential accident.

Pressure Drops in Low Temperatures

Have you ever got into your vehicle in the cold winters and all of a sudden, you get a warning that your tire pressure is too low? You didn’t run over anything and you were fine yesterday. What happened? Unfortunately, this happens often when the temperatures get too low and there is cold weather. For every 10 degrees the temperature decreases, the pressure in tires can drop by one PSI.

This could lead to the owner overfilling the tire when they put in more air or driving on tires without enough tire pressure. This may lead to a tire blowout and subsequently, an accident. It’s important to understand that weather has an immediate impact on tires and how they work.

Maintenance is a very important thing when it comes to vehicles and helping to prevent tire blowouts. Similarly, it can be beneficial when detecting product defects. Failure to properly perform maintenance can lead to serious issues and individuals may sustain injuries as a result. Our team at Hare Wynn is here to help injury victims seek the compensation they deserve.

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