Dubai: Your car is good as its tyres are. No matter how good the vehicle is, if the tyres are not safe enough, you are bound to be in trouble, warn industry experts.
Every year, tyre blow-outs lead to several road accidents in the country, with many cases reported particularly during summer.
Though, the number of tyre-related accidents have come down this year, due to increased awareness and stricter regulations, experts feel the danger lurks around if the motorists don’t pick the right tyres or don’t maintain them regularly.
Regular tyre check is a must during hot summer months as tyre burst is one of the major causes of road accidents, often leading to serious injuries and death, according to a safety expert.
"Tyre safety is important especially now that summer is coming to reach its peak as we enter the month of August," Kenneth Arnold, general manager at ZDegree, a Dubai-based automotive maintenance company, told Khaleej Times.
Early this week, Khaleej Times has reported that tyre burst has been blamed for 56 traffic accidents in one emirate alone (Ras Al Khaimah) in the first six months of the year. Some road accidents have also been attributed to tyre bursts in major highways in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.