• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
  • Post category:Auto Insurance

It seems as though every six months or so there comes about an automotive product recall.  It was only a few years ago that Toyota had a massive recall of some of its vehicles for an accelerator issue.  And it was over a decade ago that Firestone tire had a recall of its tires on for SUVs (in fact, it was the year 2000- that’s right, it was thirteen years ago). And it seems as though today another tire recall in is effect, this time from another tire giant- Michelin.

The tire titan has today recalled over 1.2 million tires in the United States due to a massive increase in tread loss and/or rapid air loss with the tires.  Now these aren’t all Michelin tires of all the cars on the roads of America, but they are the tires of pickups, large size vans, RVs (the smaller ones), and some commercial trucks as well.  Thankfully, no deaths or injuries have been reported due to one of these occurrences, but that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t happen.

We’re not trying to be morbid here, simply realistic.  Just think of how quick you could be driving along and all of a sudden you find yourself driving on flat tires at 70 mph.  That’s not the greatest situation to be in.  Now hopefully that doesn’t ever happen to you, but if it does, you may experience an accident, and that would most certainly call in your CT auto insurance.  Now obviously you’d be off the hook if the accident was deemed a result from the faulty tires, so you’d be all set.  But if it wasn’t because of the tires, then you’re looking at a serious CT auto insurance claim.

So if you purchased a set of Michelin tires for the types of vehicles listed above, then make sure you take care of the situation before you find yourself behind the wheel of a vehicle that just experienced an accident because of a flat or blown out tire.