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Avoiding a Tire Blow Out

KTSM El Paso -- Several accidents lately have been caused by blown out tire. In some of the accidents, passengers have survived. In others, they've died.

Director of Sun City Driving School, Jaime Canalda, gave advice on avoiding a blow out.

"A lot of times you don't check your tires, so you get on the highway and the problem is now you have a bad tire," Canalda said.

He said it's important to check them at least once a month. And know how old your tires are.

"Most tires are recommended by the manufacturer to only last 6 years, " Canalda said.

If you don't know how old your tires are, there's a way to check. There are 4 numbers on your tire, they tell you which week of which year they were made.

Canalda said it's important, especially during extreme hot or cold conditions, to keep tires inflated ...


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Submitted Aug 11, 2012 By: 1studman
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Tehbob
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 3:29:47 PM

thks
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:17:58 AM

It's worse in the summer, too. See a lot of tread on the side of the road.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:06:42 AM

Thanks, very informative and a good reminder
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:05:36 AM

Not a good feeling when it happens.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:21:24 PM

Common around here when it gets to 100+ degrees for tires to blow.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:19:51 PM

Once you've had a blow-out, you know the feeling. Don't ignor your it.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:46:59 PM

Most probably only check tire pressure if it looks low.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:32:45 PM

I have sensors in my car that tell me if my tires are ok or not..I love my hyundai
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:05:33 PM

Keep an eye on the tire pressure
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 5:27:10 PM

Always check your tires.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 4:12:00 PM

Good advice.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 3:55:00 PM

I don't practice it as much as I should, but it's a good idea to walk around your car and check tires, lights, etc. once a week or so, or when you get gasoline. Also good to check tread depth and check for even tread wear.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 3:25:36 PM

Thank you.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 2:27:45 PM

Great information. Thanks.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:27:05 PM

Didn't think I would learn anything new from this article, but I did! I didn't know that the week and year in which tires are made is part of the numbers on the tire. Cool!

"If you don't know how old your tires are, there's a way to check. There are 4 numbers on your tire, they tell you which week of which year they were made."

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:58:26 PM

Good advice and article. Thanks.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:56:48 PM

Quite a good article. Thanks for posting
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:43:38 PM

Check your tires and know the proper inflation. Dont be one of those idiots that fills the tires to the sidewall max pressure.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:29:21 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:28:26 AM

Good tips however, I live in north Oklahoma City where the hail destroyed roofs everywhere. The shingle nails are everywhere from the hauling off the replaced roofs. My roof was replaced yesterday, tons of roofers everywhere.
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When I see a little nail on the road I try to swerve around it without hitting the vehicles beside me.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:09:14 AM

Great article. Take heed!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:30:50 AM

Good post, simple check and could be a life saver.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:11:48 AM

Good reminder. And, a good light read.

Thanks for posting this.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 8:50:37 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 8:34:58 AM

Much needed information Thanks.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 8:30:20 AM

Good information.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 8:10:38 AM

I've found rental cars to be big offenders with under inflation. And there's nothing more frustrating than looking for air when traveling away from home for a car that isn't even your own.
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Ok
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Interesting
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Interesting article.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:31:43 AM

Planned obsolecance of course they won't last, wiper blades won't even last a year now.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:20:45 AM

Good article, thanks for posting this reminder.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:19:57 AM

Good advice.

Check tires regularly.

Know the age of your tire.

Not all that hard.

But many are listening to mind blowing iTunes!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:14:51 AM

We are in too big of a hurry to spend 5 minutes checking them, or paying && for someone to do it.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:03:01 AM

Good info!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:02:36 AM

Discount Tires offers a free air check to all at their stores. Personally, I've shopped around and I get the best out-the-door deal with free lifetime balancing at Discount Tires.
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I don't believe people check much more than their gas.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:15:28 AM

In a nation addicted to drive-through everything, when is anyone actually going to get out of their motorized Laz-y-Boys and actually DO something as simple as check their tire pressure, by themselves? Ain't gonna happen...
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:13:57 AM

A very good refresher article on maintenance.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 5:42:13 AM

common sense helps........
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Just stay home.
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good
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Very good
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:49:08 AM

Never drive around on worn tires. Once a tire(s) are worn out, they must be replaced for safety reasons. It isn't worth saving money b driving around on tires with little or no useful tread remaining.
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OK
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:59:58 AM

With the tight economy, many drivers are scrimping on maintenance and will even drive around on worn tires.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:55:06 AM

i bet that over 1/3rd of the tires on the road are over 6 years old...
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ok
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COOL!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 12:46:05 AM

mostly just drive safe so that when you do have a blowout you can control it
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