Tread separation in tires occurs when the tread (the outer layer of the tire that makes contact with the road) separates from the underlying layers of the tire. Tread separation can be caused by many different factors, including:
Tread separation is dangerous because it can result in a loss of control over the vehicle, especially if it occurs on a high-speed road. When the tread separates, it can cause a sudden and unexpected blowout, leading to a loss of tire pressure. This can result in the driver losing control of the vehicle, especially if it happens on a highway or during a turn.
Other tire defects that might cause car accidents include:
Regular tire maintenance, proper inflation, avoiding overloading, and timely replacement of worn-out tires are essential measures to reduce the risk of tire-related accidents. Drivers should also be attentive to unusual vibrations, noises, or handling changes, as these may indicate potential tire issues. Regular inspections and addressing any signs of tire defects promptly can contribute to safer driving.