Continental General Tire Failure
Continental General tires can fail for a number of different reasons, depending on factors such as age, use, positioning and initial quality of the construction. Some of the following factors can lead directly to potentially dangerous issues with your Continental General tires, such as blowouts and tread separations:
- Sized wrong for the height of the car
- Poor manufacturing
- Only replacing tires on the ground, not spares
- Stored in poor conditions
- Old or used tires sold as new
In these instances, liability can either be on the manufacturer who produced an inadequate tire, the mechanics who improperly rotated and installed the tires or the stores who sell aged tires under the auspice that they’re actually new. It requires an investigation to determine the truly guilty party in the event of an accident. Learn more about the signs of a bad tire here.
Selling Old Continental General Tires as New
Even major dealers such as Wal-Mart and Pep Boys can sell aged Continental General tires. They may be unused, but that doesn’t make them “new.” After six years, particularly if stored under less-than-ideal conditions, old tires are susceptible to the following issues and incidents:
- Dry rot
- Poor adhesion
- Tread separations
Serious Accident and Injury Legal Help for Continental General Tire Defects
If you or a loved one have been hurt as a result of Continental General tires, due to a suspected manufacturer error or the result of old products sold to you as new, contact the Steven J. Sharp Award-winning Willis Law Firm for a consultation backed by 30 years of experience, Martindale-Hubble recognition and board certification. We help secure your vehicle for evidence, begin scene investigations as quickly as possible and fight on your behalf – not the insurance companies. Fill out our online form, or give us a toll-free call at 1-800-883-9858, to get started.