Whether a vehicle is new or old, owners have the duty to properly maintain their automobiles. This not only helps improve performance and the longevity of the vehicle, but it also ensures that the vehicle can safely operate on the roadways. One thing that often gets overlooked by motorists is the condition of their tires. While an unmaintained tire could be the cause of a blowout, another reason is due to a defect in the tire. Unfortunately, even when a vehicle is properly maintained, it can be difficult to determine if a tire is defective until it is too late.
When a motor vehicle is found to be defective, sometimes the defect lies in one of its parts. Tire defects, particularly, have the potential to cause serious accident resulting in injuries and deaths. It is important, then, that defective tires are taken off the market in Arizona and across the nation. Often this is accomplished through a product recall.