Flat Tires are obviously a safety hazard, but they can also cause costly damage to your wheels and car body.
Driving with a flat tire is, without a doubt, dangerous, specifically driving at high speeds. But, flat tires can also cause the following:
- Failure of or damage to the valve stem;
- Allowing air to escape from the valve or inducing damages by means of intentional puncturing
- Rubbing of the tire versus the roadway, ripping the tire, or splitting up of tire and rim by collision with additional objects;
- Too much wear of the tire tread causing explosive tire failure or permitting road debris to tear through it
Some tires, particularly a slow leak, may be repaired and re-inflated; others, especially those from used tread, must be changed.
Catch tire issues before they become expensive or hazardous. Carefully examine each tire in a well lit environment. Examine for uneven tire wear.
WHAT CAUSES UNEVEN TIRE WEAR?
- Too much or inadequate air pressure
- Issues with wheel alignment or tire balancing
- Issues with the suspension
- Uneven tire wear might be an indication that you may need to have your tires rotated
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR THAT COULD CAUSE MY TIRES TO BLOW OUT?
- Breaking or protruding treads or sidewalls that might indicate there is wear or weakness
- Foreign objects that pass through in to the tire (nails, screws, glass)
- Tread tearing away from the body of the tire
If you notice ANY of these issues, come see us for a thorough and speedy tire repair. We’ll examine and readjust your air pressure, do a visual tire check, and get you back on the road in no time.
Contact us now to schedule your flat tire repair.