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Are Your Bicycle Tires An Accident Waiting to Happen?

If you use your bicycle everyday to ferry yourself around town, your tires are enduring a lot of wear and tear. Even veteran cyclists fail to note the condition of their tires at times. However, a blowout of a bicycle tire can be just as dangerous as a blowout on a car tire, especially if you frequently cycle in high traffic areas. Yet, when do you know if it is time to change out your bicycle tires?

  • Can you see threads on your tires contact surface?
  • Are there any visible holes, gashes, bubbles, or cracks on your tires?
  • Are your tires losing air faster than usual?
  • Do you see your tire’s wear indicator?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then it is tire to change out your tires. Whether you have endured any damage to your tires or you have just been using them for awhile, both can be dangerous to your safety and the safety of others. Just like a vehicle who we have to share the road with, maintaining your equipment is essential and we should never skimp on it. If there is any doubt on the condition of your tires or any other part on your bicycle, it is best to have it checked out by a mechanic at your local bike shop.

Have you been in a bicycle accident due to your tires or any other circumstance and need legal representation? Contact us today to see what the Law Office of Gary Bustin can do for you.

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