Imagine you are driving the ultimate luxury, A Range Rover, on a bumpy road. Due to bad tires conditions, the tires burst and all your luxury drive goes in vain.
We must know that, Tires are the only thing connecting our vehicle to the road, and if not in good condition, our safety is at risk. Worn-out tires are always accident hazardous even on well-paved roads. When driving fast or on a wet road, your old tires will only increase the risk of an accident, and it is a proven fact. Studies have revealed that 27% of auto crashes were a result of worn-out and old tires. If you too are in favor of not putting your safety at risk, steer your range right back at our garage.
To avoid such disasters, make sure to get your tire conditions checked by the professionals. Our professionals at Range Rover workshop are professionally trained experts who have specialized in dealing with such luxuries in a luxurious way. From bald tires to delayed functioning of the brakes due to worn out tires, from making the old tires useful to getting your range top-quality new tires, we, at Range Rover workshop manage it all! Although we strictly advise our potential customers to get the tires checked twice a year and get them replaced very once a year.
So, ensuring the safety of your dear ones and yourself is a must. Tire treads consist of dynamically designed grooves on the outer surface of the tire, providing the traction required to grip the road in dangerous road conditions. And if the treads are not in good condition or have completely flattened out, your car is at a massive risk in wet conditions. Tire treads ensure smooth steering of every vehicle in the direction we want, but old tires make it difficult to control and steer it in the right way.
We’ll give you a detailed analysis in this article about how bald and worn-out tires are dangerous for us and what risks we might carry on the road with old tires.
1. Stability & Steering Issues
Deeper grooves of tire treads provide grip on roads resulting in better stability of the car while driving. But with continuous usage, these grooves tend to flatten out, leaving bald tires behind. With worn-out tires, it is hard to maneuver the car no matter how good the road conditions are. Your vehicle will lose stability, making it hard for you to control it while driving at a higher speed, resulting in your vehicle’s rollover at tight and sharp turns. This kind of rollover can prove fatal for you and the ones around you on the road. So, if you’re persisting with your torn tires, you’re not only risking your own life but of others as well, and even if you miraculously survive this disaster, the damages will be lifelong.
2. Takes Longer to Brake
The tire treads help in better road grip, and effective braking also requires better road grip. But with these treads flatten out over time, it gets harder to stop a vehicle. The tires don’t provide the grip and friction anymore, which results in taking a significantly longer time to bring the car to a stop. This can result in a major disaster on the road when in need of sudden braking. The distance required to bring the car to a static position will be more than you would’ve estimated.
This is not the case with old vehicles only. The vehicles that come with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and other modern-day driving assist features have also failed to stop in time as compared to their actual time to bring the car to a standstill. So, taking longer and farther to bring the vehicle to a halt can even result in a collision.
3. Heat Buildup
Tires that have worn down too much have little tread left on their surface, exposing the rubber of the tires to the road, which may turn out to be deadly. Constant contact with the road at higher speeds causes more heat buildup as compared to a normal tire with better groove depth. The tire with a deeper groove helps the air pass through bringing down the temperature of a tire. But a worn-out with no treads results in building up the heat, and eventually, your tire can even blow out. You become more prone to an accident when driving briskly.
4. More Prone to Puncture
The tread of a worn-out or bald tire gets battered. This results in exposing the rubber of your tire acting as a buffer between the tire and the road. So, running over any sharp-edged thing will leave you with a flat tire. If you’re driving on a motorway at high speed this unexpected tire burst can potentially cause a major accident with a higher possibility of a rollover, putting your life at risk.
5. Risk of Hydroplaning
The Tread pattern and grooves of tires are specially designed to prevent hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when there is some water beneath the tire’s surface. In worn-out tires, flattened grooves make it difficult for water to flow out from underneath the tires. Hydroplaning results in causing the vehicle to skid through the water on the road. Which makes it hard for the driver to control the vehicle and can even cause a single-vehicle collision when at a higher speed.
6- Under-Inflated Tires
Under-inflated tires increase the chances of any road side accidents. This underinflation is caused because of worn out tires. This further wears down the tires, resulting in a vicious cycle of accidents. The under-inflated tires not only harm the motorists but it also causes direct effect on the fuel-economy as well. Low pressure tires also make it difficult for the driver to steer easily. Thus, increasing the chances for a driver to end up with a busted tire.
Tires are probably the most important part of the car because this is the only part of the car that has a direct contact with the road, therefore such important part of the car must be kept in check.