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    If the driver can be called a component then component failure is the cause in 100% of accidents.. Spare parts and repairable cars into the future.Spare parts and repairable cars into the future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Blackhawk(after market) upper control arms,or more precisely,the ball joints that were fitted to them, have failed recently and caused quite a few accidents and near misses.
    There is now a recall out for the units with certain serial numbers.

    But yes,not many vehicle components fail causing accidents,except probably tyres.

    That is if tyres can be called vehicle components.
    Yes, I was nearly going to say "except tyres". But while tyres are undoubtedly a significant factor in many accidents, in nearly all these cases, the issue is the condition of the tyre (i.e. wear, damage or pressure) rather than a manufacturing shortcoming, although a few would result from installing grossly unsuitable or unmatched tyres. But even in these cases actual accidents are rare, as tyre problems are usually obvious to the driver, and many adjust their driving to suit!
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    If you take a look at the front tyres of cars when next walking through a shopping center,itís amazing there are not more tyre related accidents.
    Itís not uncommon to see them with steel hanging out.

    The tyres on our vehicles,including the ones owned by the company are always replaced well before they reach the minimum tread depth markers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    If you take a look at the front tyres of cars when next walking through a shopping center,itís amazing there are not more tyre related accidents.
    Itís not uncommon to see them with steel hanging out.

    The tyres on our vehicles,including the ones owned by the company are always replaced well before they reach the minimum tread depth markers.
    A few years back, I pointed out to the constable sitting behind the wheel of a police car, nose in angle parked in the main street of Dubbo, that the LH front tyre, clearly visible to any pedestrian on the footpath, was clearly unroadworthy, with the wear strips very much in evidence - in fact the tread was almost invisible in places. The response? "the pool looks after the cars, that is up to them".
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    I knew a mechanic in the police garage, who said some general duties, mobile patrol sedans could go through a set of brake pads and tyres, in an eight hour shift.
    If you don't like trucks, stop buying stuff.
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    Manufacturers are one ahead of you want to nominate the tyres you can fit by brand

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    Spare parts and repairable cars into the future.

    What manufacturers careing about you means is I think open to interpretation which may differ between those speaking and those hearing

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    Over here tyres are stamped with the year and the week in that year of manufacture i.e. 1516. This indicates the tyre was manufactured in week 15 of 2016. When your tyre reaches six years of age you will get a notification to this effect on your annual vehicle inspection sheet. It is not a fail just a notification that you should change them. If you have a vehicle that is not the main car and does not cover a lot of miles annually tyres will last more than six years. If the tyre has sidewall cracks that is a fail which is fair enough.
    So if your second vehicle, like my series 111, only does limited annual milage tyres will last a longer time. I often wondered if you were involved in an accident and your tyres were over six years old, and not cracked or cut, how would the insurance company view it?
    It will probably go the same way with insurance companies and repairs.

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    I knew a mechanic in the police garage,

    who said some general duties, mobile patrol sedans could go through a set of brake pads and tyres, in an eight hour shift.
    Can I ask on what vehicles this was? What decade of last century was it? Or does the story get better everytime its told?

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    The manufacturers want the monopoly on repairs. Then they can charge whatever they want.
    If you don't like trucks, stop buying stuff.
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