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Spectrum Collision: How Tire Compounds, Maintenance, and Alignments Can Cause and Prevent Accidents

You get the proper grip needed for steering and braking while driving when you use good tires to prevent accidents. Also, this is a significant element in ensuring the comfort of your vehicle. However, you need to know when choosing tires for your car, when to change them, and how alignment ensures the best results from your tire.

Choosing the Right Tire

Choosing the right tires for your vehicle helps to ensure its turn balance and can cut a long distance off stopping distances in likely cases of accident. Asides from buying tires for the track, you can categorize tires into three main types- winter, summer performance, and all-season tires.

Winter Tires 

They use tread compounds that remain flexible in low temperatures. The tread is deep to push off the snow, while the tread surface possesses tiny holes that wick away moisture. These properties allow them to achieve superior traction on snow and ice. The tread turns soft in temperatures above 45ºf leading to complex handling and braking.

Summer Performance Tires 

They utilize tread compounds intended for warm weather and light showers. It allows it to offer maximum grip. However, it performs poorly in bad weather. Moreover, the tread becomes hard and has decreased grip in temperatures below 45ºf.

All-Season Tires

All-season tires are suitable in all conditions, but there are some compromises. They perform poorly in extreme heat or cold and strain on snow. All-season tires are ideal for mild climates.

Tire Maintenance

Here are some steps you need to follow to help your tires last longer and offer better performance:

Air Pressure

Tires lose air pressure over time, causing an increase in sidewall and tread flex. Consequently, it causes a significant impact on performance and handling. However, check your tire pressure once every two weeks as manufacturers recommend.


Rotating your tires helps to even out wear, maintain performance, and increase their longevity. Most automakers often recommend rotating the tires every 5,000 miles.

Wheel Alignment

Wear and impacts can affect the arrangement of suspension components, affecting the contact of the tires with the road. Out-of-alignment vehicles often have trouble tracking straight, steering and braking. As a result, whenever you purchase new tires, you should get an alignment to get the most from them. Wheel alignment is crucial in most collision repairs because a minor impact can disconnect suspension parts affecting the vehicle’s handling.

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