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Tread Separation Is The Most Dangerous Tire Failure

Vehicle defect lawyer Greg Marks discusses why tread separation is the most dangerous tire failure.

Tires can fail, blowout, run flat or have sidewall failure, but the most dangerous tire scenario is tread belt separation. When tread belt separation occurs, it is generally due to a manufacturing defect. Because a tire is made up of various components such as the inner liner, polyester covering, steel belts and tread, each layer needs to be placed accurately in the process so that no air gets trapped inside any of these components. If air gets trapped, tread belt separation can occur which can lead to a serious accidents and injuries.