When you consider the statistics, it is rather astonishing that anyone ever gets behind the wheel of a car. Over 5 million car accidents are reported in a single year; over 1 million of those accidents involved injuries and over 30,000 proved fatal. Car manufacturers must comply with certain standards before they can be sold in the United States. When those standards are not met, the results can be devastating.
Imagine you're driving along a stretch of the Texas interstate or highway system when all of a sudden you feel a shimmy and vibration from the wheels. The tires are relatively new, so you figure maybe the balance has been thrown off. After a lot of frustrating interaction with tire dealers and the manufacturer, the conclusion is that you must have hit a pothole.