what are the dangers of worn tires
Worn tires cause serious problems with control, braking and drivability. Here's why:
Heat Build-Up — As the tire wears down, there is less space between the grooves of the tread for air to flow to cool the tires. The tire begins to heat up. Heat is an enemy of tire rubber and a major cause of tire failure.
Puncture — A thick tire tread protects the tire casing from punctures and from tearing. If the tread is worn down, it's easier for a piece of glass or metal to puncture the tire. If the rupture in your tire tread causes a sudden blowout, you may lose control of the steering, which can cause an accident.
Hydroplaning — Deep tread "bites" into water to keep your vehicle controllable on wet roads. Worn tire tread can cause the tires to slide across a wet surface instead, which is called "hydroplaning". This problem can occur even when you still have as much as 5/32nds of an inch of tread left.
Air leakage — Tires with worn tread are much more likely to leak and slowly lose air pressure. In the long run, this can affect braking, steering and fuel-efficiency.
Worn tires can be very dangerous. Check your tires often, and replace them when needed.
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