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Safe Holiday Travels Begin With Vehicle Wheel Inspection

Before heading out on the road this holiday season, be sure to inspect your vehicle and especially your vehicle wheels!  When wheels fail and separate from a vehicle, serious accidents and injury may result, or if the errant wheel strikes a person, another vehicle or other physical property, property damage, personal injury or even death may occur.

Wheels are involved in accidents for a variety of reasons. J.E.I. Metallurgical has investigated several wheel accidents caused by:

  1. Over or under torquing of the wheel nuts, which resulted in clamping failures,
  2. Failure or unthreading of the axle nut and loss of the wheel, 
  3. Failure of a wheel bearing and loss of the wheel or wheels,
  4. User abuse or misuse, or 
  5. Metallurgical or manufacturing defects.

Be safe this holiday season and thoroughly inspect your entire vehicle before your trip!  Don't end up like the photo below!

broken wheel

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

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J.E.I. Metallurgical, Inc.

5514 Harbor Town
Dallas, Texas 75287

Phone: (972) 934-0493
Fax: (469) 737-3938
Email: r.c.jerner@metallurgist.com

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