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The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by ReduceWeight(m): 6:43am On Apr 29, 2016
Good morning everyone. Many people have been wondering what could be the cause of the incessant tyre burst accidents on Nigerian roads. The major cause is that we put to much pressure in our tyres. How did I know?

I was preparing for a journey, I changed some of my tyres and I asked the vulcanizer that ' what is the recommended tyre pressure? ' He said 50. I said alright, he should inflate it to 50 all round.

When I got to where I was going, I was discussing with some ppl on the issue of the minister that died on the road due to a burst tyre and wonder what could have happened because nobody could imagine a minister would be travelling with expired tyres as many would think is the major cause of tyre burst.

A man ( lived in US for many years ) said that the major cause of tyre burst in Nigeria is that we put to much pressure in our tyres and that each car has recommended tyre size and pressure clearly written on it by the manufacturer. I was surprised and begged him to come and show me where it's written on my car. To my greatest surprise, it's by the drivers door which I enter everyday without noticing it. By the time we checked, the recommended pressure for my tyres is 32! and I just traveled with tyres on a pressure of 50! He took me round his compound and showed me that of the cars (which includes a jeep and a sienna) there, the highest was 32. some were even 29!

He further explained that tyres are made of rubber and expands at high temperature. So, when yu are travelling in the afternoon when the asphalt on the road is hot, the tyre will want to expand. If the pressure in the tyre is to much and wouldn't accommodate the expansion, a burst is likely to happen at that time.

Pls check the recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle and others you know.

@ Lalastica, kindly do the needful, as many as possible Nigerians needs to read this.
thanks

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Evidence1000(m): 6:50am On Apr 29, 2016
True talk!
I've just learned something new today.

I've experienced tyre bursts on the highway on three occasions. I wouldn't say that it was my experience that prevented an accident from occurring those times. It's just God alone.
And most of these vulcanisers do not care. Their own is just to collect their money .

OP, thank you for this post .

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by izuch(m): 6:51am On Apr 29, 2016
Inflation pressure 60psi, you have to go and add more pressure to your tyre. angry grin

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by feldido(m): 6:53am On Apr 29, 2016
In this Change Era, one has to over pump so it can last longer grin grin grin tongue


And also overloading the car above its capacity can cause a Tire to burst.

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by ReduceWeight(m): 6:55am On Apr 29, 2016
izuch:
Inflation pressure 60psi, you have to go and add more pressure to your tyre. angry grin

That one na for compact spare tyre o. (follow come extra tyre). Those small tyres like wheelbarrow tyre

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by izuch(m): 6:56am On Apr 29, 2016
ReduceWeight:


That one na for compact spare tyre o. (follow come extra tyre). Those small tyres like wheelbarrow tyre
Those tyres don't use air nahnah

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by ReduceWeight(m): 7:00am On Apr 29, 2016
izuch:
Those tyres don't use air nahnah
Yea, yu don't inflate it. That's d inbuilt pressure. read the tag again.

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by kossyablaze(m): 7:08am On Apr 29, 2016
They dunno
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by GAZZUZZ(m): 7:30am On Apr 29, 2016
it's the same reason why tyres twist all the time and loose shape.

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by psucc(m): 7:31am On Apr 29, 2016
One of the features of adventures is that it must exceed the limit to merit being an adventure.

And that's what we Africans are known for.

Good info there, op.

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Untainted007: 7:36am On Apr 29, 2016
When we have illiterates as ur vulcanizers. What else do u expect? Someone who could not merge numbers together in school, how will he now be able to knw the actual figures to blow into a tire. May God help us. In USA, no matter any job/profession you want to go into, you have to enrol in a professional school before you start. Even to be a barber you must enrol for barbing professional training which comes with certificate.

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Vision4God: 7:38am On Apr 29, 2016
Ds is educative.
Lalasticlala make nairalanders learn from ds o.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by amuokuko: 7:41am On Apr 29, 2016
Wow!!
Just learnt a thing..

Lalasticlala, we know this ain't snake but allow others gain knowledge nd also contribute.

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Tapout(m): 8:00am On Apr 29, 2016
driving into gallops or over materials like stones at high speed are also major reasons for a tyre to burst. In fact driving on Nigerian roads is the ultimate reason angry

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by LeJeun3: 8:30am On Apr 29, 2016
I have a laugh each time a vulcanizer says 50. I asked him who said so, his response "Oga na so na" grin

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by princemillla(m): 8:43am On Apr 29, 2016
This is gbam! I always had my tyre pump above 60.
Now have learnt

Mine also reads 35

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by ReduceWeight(m): 9:45am On Apr 29, 2016
princemillla:
This is gbam! I always had my tyre pump above 60.
Now have learnt

Mine also reads 35

Can you imagine! I think the FRSC needs to sensitive the vulcanizers on this. I think this is less costlier than saving accident victims. May God help our nation. Everything is so upside down

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by snipesdam(m): 10:22am On Apr 29, 2016
I have Learnt a new thing today!!!!!!!!

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Hillzy(m): 10:52am On Apr 29, 2016
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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by PonmileJ: 10:52am On Apr 29, 2016
Our tyres also have expiry date. I am sure many do not know

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by bedspread: 10:53am On Apr 29, 2016
GREAT EDUCATION HERE! ALSO MAJORITY OF THOSE THAT PURCHASE FAIRLY USED TYRES END UP GETTING EXPIRED TYRES. MAJORITY OF PERSONS DO NOT KNOW TYRES HAVE MANUFACTURING DATE. A GOOD TYRE COULD BE USED FOR. A MAXIMUM OF 4-5 YEARS FROM DATE OF MANUFACTURING.

FOR THE CHINA TYRE, I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DISCARD AFTER 3 YRS FROM DATE OF MANUFACTURING

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Nobody: 10:53am On Apr 29, 2016
Nice info
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Praizekeyz(m): 10:54am On Apr 29, 2016
We re here to av fun...don't take tins too serious
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by MarysMeal: 10:55am On Apr 29, 2016
Thanks for sharing.

Lemme go check mine.

Mimzy, go and check yours too.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by drizslim(m): 10:55am On Apr 29, 2016
only in naija, pressure on everything, everyone tire inclusive

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by kingstylo01(m): 10:56am On Apr 29, 2016
cool
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by nairaman66(m): 10:56am On Apr 29, 2016
Frsc will be checking tire pressures now... More revenues!!!

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by davedpo: 10:57am On Apr 29, 2016
noted
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Akainzo(m): 11:00am On Apr 29, 2016
ReduceWeight:


Can you imagine! I think the FRSC needs to sensitive the vulcanizers on this. I think this is less costlier than saving accident victims. May God help our nation. Everything is so upside down

The information is NOT for vulcanizers, it is for the Car Owners and Drivers! Aren't car owners or the drivers the ones that have the duty of care for their vehicles?

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Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by budusky05(m): 11:00am On Apr 29, 2016
Good one OP.


Keep to the tire ratings and wheel size.




thanks
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Bluffly: 11:01am On Apr 29, 2016
Untainted007:
When we have illiterates as ur vulcanizers. What else do u expect? Someone who could not merge numbers together in school, how will he now be able to knw the actual figures to blow into a tire. May God help us. In USA, no matter any job/profession you want to go into, you have to enrol in a professional school before you start. Even to be a barber you must enrol for barbing professional training which comes with certificate.

Not just as Vulcanizers but as technicians everywhere.

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