Extreme Heat Ages Tires and Leads to Failures

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The NHTSA and insur­ance com­pa­ny data see a high cor­re­la­tion between tire age and fail­ure. Extreme heat ages tires faster. Under-infla­tion is often relat­ed to heat dam­age as well. A spokesman for the Rub­ber Man­u­fac­tur­ers Asso­ci­a­tion said, “Heat is the ene­my of a tire.” Most dri­vers fail to prop­er­ly check tire pres­sure.