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Tires At Risk This Weekend

Rob Ammons Tells CBS News Tires at Risk This Memorial Day Weekend

May 30, 2010 Houston, Tx.: Experts say tires on passenger vehicles and trucks are more susceptible to tread separation and blowouts over Memorial Day Weekend.

“Its a combination of heat and low gas prices, more people can afford to travel and travel further,” Houston tire defect attorney Rob Ammons told CBS news on Saturday. “Drivers are trusting that if their tires are properly inflated they are safe. The truth is, vehicle tires are most vulnerable on long trips at highway speeds in high temperatures.”

Ammons says the best way drivers can be sure their tires are safe for Memorial Day weekend trips is to check each and every tire before the trip for uneven tread wear before they hit the road. Tires are more likely to fail when they are six years or older regardless of the amount of tread on the tire. Because tires don’t have a ‘born on’ date its difficult for most people to know when their tires have reached an age when tread separations are more likely to occur.

Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas. The Ammons Law Firm practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as: tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace accident injury.

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