Among our automotive engineers you will find expertise in the design and manufacture of tires. Our experts have extensive experience diagnosing tire failures, repairing and replacing damaged tires, and determining tire specifications on production vehicles.

The automotive engineers at Robson Forensic have worked for tire manufacturers, conducted SAE sanctioned research on tire performance, and have also worked in service stations replacing, fitting, and repairing tires.


Experts in tire design and failure analysis are frequently retained when a damaged or failed tire is associated with a severe vehicle crash. Utilizing crash evidence and industry experience, our experts can determine if tire damage was the cause or result of a crash incident.

Where tire failures are found to have contributed to the cause of a crash, our engineers have the training, education, and industry experience to determine how and why tires fail. Investigations can include an examination of design and manufacturing practices. Our experts also look at the actions of tire retailers and service stations, including tire fitment, repair, and rotation.

Tire Investigations Often Include:

  • Tire manufacture or design defects
  • Tire damage prior to or resulting from a crash
  • Tire placement & replacement
  • Tire repair
  • Tire age
  • Tire wear
  • Tire selection


Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with the inspection of evidence related to tire failures and vehicle crashes. Our lab facilities can accommodate evidence as large as complete vehicles, as well as smaller vehicle components or traffic guidance devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.


Call or submit an inquiry to tell us about your case. Once we determine which expert is best qualified to assist, we will put you in direct contact.

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