The manufacturer suggested age limit for tires to remain safe and serviceable is six years. Do you know how old your tire is? Do you know where to look to check your tire age?
Beasley Allen Law Firm and the Prattville Police Department sponsored a free tire safety inspection Saturday, May 16, where a trained officer explained the tire manufacturer’s code to each driver. The code allows drivers to discover the tire age.
With no dependable system in place to ensure tire safety, it falls to the consumer to be vigilant. Tire tread and inflation levels are common factors in tire-related accidents. Many people are not aware that as tires age the rubber can become more brittle and more prone to a blowout, regardless of tread or inflation levels.
For more information about tire safety, visit our Tires page on BeasleyAllen.com. To speak to an attorney about tire safety and the dangers of defective tires, contact Rick Morrison at 334-269-2343 or email Rick.Morrison@beasleyallen.com.