Properly inflated tires can help maximize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. With the cost of fuel continuously increasing, it’s essential that you do everything you can to increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Properly maintaining the pressure of your tires can have a significant impact on the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.
What can Van Halen teach us about dangerous and defective tires? A lot, actually.
10 Practice Tips For Products Liability Claims Involving Tires By: Matt Wetherington and Jeb Butler He is driving. There need not be—and probably will not be—any remarkable details. There are no drunk drivers, no excessive speeds, no adverse weather conditions, no unmarked curves, no fatigued truckers, and no unusual steering inputs. Without warning, the vehicle […]
A tire is balanced by positioning weights on the wheel on which the tire is mounted. These weights act as a counterbalance to heavy spots on the tire/wheel assembly. Curious why tires aren’t already balanced when sold as new? Read on.
It’s SUPER annoying, but you really should check your tire pressure at least once a month. Most tires lose between 2 and 5 pounds every month. Considering that most passenger tires use approximately 30 pounds of pressure, a minor problem can quickly escalate into a dangerous condition.
When Buying Two Tires Instead of Four, Place the Two New Tires on the Rear By: Matt Wetherington In an ideal world, motorists who need new tires would always buy a complete set of four at the same time. However, for various reasons, many consumers purchase two new tires instead of four. If you […]
There Is More To Tire Safety Thank Checking Air Pressure By: Matt Wetherington Every consumer knows to periodically check the pressure and occasionally rotate and balance their tires. But very few consumers know of the hidden hazards that affect EVERY passenger tire in the United States. These hazards hit warm-weather states like Georgia, Florida, and […]
A large body of scientific evidence supports that most tires should be replaced six years from the date they are manufactured. This six-year expiration date begins from the day the tire was manufactured at the plant—not the date it was sold to a consumer or the date that it was installed on a vehicle.
To help guide you through storing your winter tires until next year, we have surveyed the service bulletins and owner’s manuals of most of the major tire manufacturers to provide you with a general guide of the tire industry’s best practices for tire storage.
Tire DOT Codes – 2021 Edition This page contains a complete list of all tire plant codes. The list is sortable and searchable. This data was originally hosted by the Tire Safety Group. Our firm’s founder, Matt Wetherington created the Tire Safety Group to help educate and empower consumers. The Wetherington Law Firm handles tire […]
$3 Million Settlement For Recalled Tire A final, confidential settlement with Ford Motor Co. has ended a multidefendant suit involving a woman injured when a tire that was supposed to have been recalled nearly 12 years earlier blew out, sending the Ford Explorer she was driving tumbling on I-85. Over the course of the […]