₦airaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 1,928,088 members, 3,970,204 topics. Date: Friday, 15 December 2017 at 07:37 AM

The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) - Car Talk (2) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Car Talk / The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) (26026 Views)

6 Major Causes Of Road Accidents In Nigeria And Tips To Prevent Them / The Major cause Of The Incessant Tyre Burst Accidents On Nigerian Roads / How To Handle A Tyre Burst While Driving At Top Speed (Photos) (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (2) (3) (Reply) (Go Down)

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by smushi(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2016
But wait ooo..... I'm confused here. what about pressures written on d tyres Some are 42,48,50 and so on....
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by ashley26: 12:20pm On Apr 29, 2016
Iolo:


Usually...what's written on tires is the Maximum PSI the tire was manufactured to accept. As you know tire manufactures make tires to fit different car brands and models so it's more likely your car's PSI won't be up to 44. I strongly suggest you go with what the car manufacturer recommends.


Thanks for this! Am grateful.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by tigonana: 12:22pm On Apr 29, 2016
Still waiting for my latest Toyota,wen I buy it I will check whenever I wanna pump it.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by nigmarelli(m): 12:30pm 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.
Sir what you're saying isn't true,because you find yourself on that divide doesn't make everyone should tow your line.I agree with you that it's good to know your stuff but coming here and saying stuff like this like it's some kind of sacrosanct law given by God to you to say is unfair.Just like we have no control on our outcome of sex when we were born to choose if we should be male or female so is it with somethings in this life.I'm a Man yes but who knows the possibilty of me being a female was there too.Cheers.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Chijosky(m): 12:34pm On Apr 29, 2016
mine is always 45 but I will have to reduce it to 40

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Lamexx(m): 12:39pm On Apr 29, 2016
The information can help save life. The recommended pressure for my SUV is 32 psi (or 221kPa) but anytime I pump the tires with a vulcanizer, they pump it to 50 -60psi even when I tell them 32 psi. They claim because of the potholes in our roads that is why the tires need to have more pressure. I simply reduce the pressure with the aid of my digital tire pressure gauge to 32 psi moreover the car has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors tire pressure in each tires. Since I monitor my tires pressures through the onboard screen of the car, I have noticed a trend. On short distances, my tires each usually gain 1 - 2 psi and so it increases from 32 psi to 34psi but on long journey and at full speed, the tires usually gain between 4 - 5 psi so it increases from 32psi to 37 or 39psi. This happens irrespective of whether the weather is hot or cold. Imagine the increase if I have left the 60psi which the vulcanizers usually put.

I encourage everyone know the recommended tire pressure of each tires (usually seen on the door side of the driver's side) and maximum pressure each tires can take (usually labelled on the tire as "MAX 40 psi" or as the case may be). Knowledge of these two can prolong tire lifespan and YOUR LIFE. Also, get a digital tire pressure gauge and/or a manual tire pump. You check your tire pressure before any journey and after you have come back from the local vulcanizer shop. You can pump your tires yourself with the manual pump because trust me, those vulcanizers don't know jack about this. They only know how to pump air and change tire.

3 Likes

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by omotades: 12:40pm On Apr 29, 2016
Bluffly:


I can bet you that FRSC and VIO don't know jack as well. if they know, why are they not educating Nigerians besides speed limit
That u'v not come across one of FRSC officials to enlighten u has not taken away the fact that they are knowledgeable as regards what they do.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Bluffly: 12:58pm On Apr 29, 2016
omotades:
That u'v not come across one of FRSC officials to enlighten u has not taken away the fact that they are knowledgeable as regards what they do.

In all the safety tips they have been airing, have you seen that. What they all know is to collect revenue. We see them every day

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by xristos(m): 1:26pm On Apr 29, 2016
winkdis' a million dollar info...thumbsUp!
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by emmasege: 1:56pm On Apr 29, 2016
God bless U, bro. I'm checking mine right away.
Funny enough, some of the so called new tyres are even worse than some fairly used ones. My experience with new tyres in terms of durability in the last couple of years has not been a nice one. They hardly last one year before they get twisted, even when I do wheel balancing and alignment regularly.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by atlantisls: 2:04pm On Apr 29, 2016
Another piece of advice that will be useful is to note that the sticker on the door measures pressure in Psi and not kPA. so you must be extra careful to be sure your road-side vulcaniser is not reading the kPA values. Ive had several instances where I had to correct vulcanisers. Still they do what they want.
Personally, I have my own pocket guage. A reliable brand I ordered on amazon and always have that in my car. I trust that more than anything else and that is what I stick to.
There are many other reasons why tyres blow-out. The best advice is to do a quick research on this online.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by divinelove(m): 2:04pm On Apr 29, 2016
ojmaroni247:
From my findings different car manufacturers have der recommended tire pressure for each car, but generally the max tire pressure for any car should neva exceed 44psi it's on the Internet u can Google it. But for me I don't do more Dan 40psi to be on the safe side 29-32psi doesn't allow me enjoy my driving almost like it doesn't roll freely.

i stick to 40psi too on 195/65r15

another aspect is dt u give ur figure + or - 5 as most vulcanizers ur manual pressure gauge which is mostly inaccurate

under inflated tires are even as dangerous as overinflated tires shocked

2 Likes

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Jonwesley(m): 2:05pm On Apr 29, 2016
Good information, thanks for sharing. You may have saved another Nigerian from death.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by JABB(m): 2:18pm On Apr 29, 2016
with this You no need answer vulcanizers them if dem over inflate the tyre , Gauge your tyres by deflating it bit by bit. cool

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Demrich(m): 2:24pm 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.
most of them use bad gauge.

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Piyke: 2:28pm On Apr 29, 2016
Either over or under-pressurized tires will result in blow-outs.
In fact under inflation is one of the leading tire blow-out causes worldwide. An under-inflated tire will increase the contact patch the tire has with the road and thus increase friction (heat). Also under-inflation will mean that the tire walls will bend more often generation added heat. Both increase the risks of a blow-out.

Its also good to rotate tires according to the mileage stated in your owners manual. If not, your tire can wear on a particular side until a blow-out results.

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by peterbello(m): 2:31pm On Apr 29, 2016
smushi:
But wait ooo..... I'm confused here. what about pressures written on d tyres Some are 42,48,50 and so on....

Those are maximum pressures that are safe for the tyres.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by 19naia(m): 2:41pm On Apr 29, 2016
The tire rubber expands on a hot road while drivng and that will actually release pressure but also make the tire weaker because the walls become thinner under expansion. But what also happens is the air inside the tire expands as it is heated by the hot tire. Hot air expands and increases the pressure along side the expanded tire.
32psi is for regular air temperature and i habe never seen any tire that rates above 41psi. Maybe they exist but i have never seen one.
The rated PSI leaves plenty of room for heat expansion of the air. Not only expansion of the tire rubber, but the air inside.
I had new tires installed at a US based Tire service center and they filled my tires with Nitrogen air. I assume it is because Nitrogen is more dense and also more stable under extreme temperature changes in a place that gets as hot as an oven during parts of the year and cold as a freezer during other parts of the year.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by banio: 2:44pm On Apr 29, 2016
Ice
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by NafeesaAA(f): 3:05pm On Apr 29, 2016
Can someone help a lady here


Why is mine reading 60 and it's just a Peugeot 406

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by mu2sa2: 3:09pm On Apr 29, 2016
I have also discovered that the popular gauge used by vulcanizers in nigeria is totally inaccurate. So you should not rely on its reading. Get your own instrument for taking the guage of your tyres. That's what I have done - I have a small device that pumps the tyre and it also has a metre that reads the guage accurately.

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Lamexx(m): 5:01pm On Apr 29, 2016
NafeesaAA:
Can someone help a lady here


Why is mine reading 60 and it's just a Peugeot 406

Your tire pressure for the four tires is actually 32 psi. Your spare tire is what should be 60psi.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by Babajo82(m): 7:13pm On Apr 29, 2016
ReduceWeight:
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

Very educative thanks for the info.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by paix(m): 7:23pm On Apr 29, 2016
Most of the roadside vulcanisers use the mechanical pressure gauge. I believe it's the one they've been using since their apprenticeship days. I have stopped going to the roadside vulcanisers long ago. I patronize the Tyre service centres. In fact, every car owner should have one in his car. SAFETY FIRST.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by harizonal123(m): 7:24pm On Apr 29, 2016
1.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by dungburu: 8:28pm On Apr 29, 2016
Even the so called FRSC officials are unaware of this info. There are always heaping blames on over-speeding .. Nansense!

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by andrewutibe: 8:31pm On Apr 29, 2016
Wow! Very in4mative thanks.
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by HomoDroid(m): 9:57pm On Apr 29, 2016
CAVAET:
1. The road side Vulcanizers may have considered that when you get to their shop, you tire is already hot and the 50psi gauge they give you is equivalent to something less than 45psi when cooled.

2. The natural air they pump into your tyre is less dense than pure Nitrogen, which is the recommended.

3. Your tyre is no longer airtight by the time they work on it twice with thier 'club', so they try to 'slightly' overfill to provide for air loss over time.

My Advise:
Get your private tyre gauge, possibly an eletronic one as well as a mechanical one. Use this to ascertain your normal tyre pressure before driving in the mornings.

Also ensure you use only the recommended tyre type for you vehicle. This is the only condition by which the readings on your door frame will be useful.

Also avoid terrible road terrains or drive at a very reasonable speed if you must ply the bad routes.

Bon voyage!

2 Likes

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by tk4rd: 10:23pm On Apr 29, 2016
ReduceWeight:
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
What about the recommended tyre sizes.? Where can we see that one too.?
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by udemzyudex(m): 11:33pm 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.


Hmmm, you're all shifting the blame to the vulcanizer and left the driver out of it.

If the vulcanizer can't do his work well what then is the job of the driver since he is the one driving the car.?
Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by datigbogirl: 12:47am On Apr 30, 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

That's even if the FRSC guys themselves know these things. I wonder what they even teach people in Nigerian driving schools....na to dey chase people wey no wear seat belt instead of focusing on prevention

1 Like

Re: The Major Cause Of Tyre Burst Accidents In Nigeria ( Pictures Included ) by ReduceWeight(m): 4:58am On Apr 30, 2016
NafeesaAA:
Can someone help a lady here


Why is mine reading 60 and it's just a Peugeot 406

It's the one written as 32 32

1 Like

(0) (1) (2) (3) (Reply)

Toyota Hiace ("hummer Bus") Or Ford/chevrolet Buses: Which Is Better. / Pictures Of Chevrolet Volt Designed By Jelani Aliyu, The New DG Of NADDC / Photos; Fatal Accident At Alausa, Ikeja Reportedly Leaves 2 Dead

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2017 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 144
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.