We recently added a FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) to our website regarding the role of tires in car accidents and why the state of Florida is unique.
A: Tires can play a large role in auto accidents if they are defective or worn. Worn tires skid on wet roadways more than newer ones, increasing the risk of a blow-out, which could lead to a serious car accident. Another factor comes into play in the state of Florida: because of Florida’s warmer temperatures, the amount of pressure on a tire can be more than the amount of pressure in the tire, putting drivers at serious risk of danger from a blow-out. According to Expert Car Care’s George Aguro, up to 10 pounds of pressure on a tire from roadways may occur in Florida, compared to an average of 2 or 3 pounds of pressure in many other states