What Causes Flat Tires?
Flat Tires can induce the rim of the tire to rest on the tire tread or on the ground, possibly triggering loss of control of the automobile or non-repairable damage to the tire. One of the most common causes for a flat tire is the piercing of the tire by a sharp object, such as a nail, allowing air escape. Depending on the dimension of the penetration, the tire might deflate slowly or swiftly. This may be caused by one of the following problems:
- Failing of or damages to the valve stem
- Permitting air to escape from the valve or creating damage by means of deliberate puncturing
- Rubbing of the tire against the roadway, ripping the tire, or separation of tire and rim by accident with additional objects;
- Extreme wear of the tire tread causing explosive tire failure or permitting roadway debris to tear through it
Some tires, particularly a slow leakage, can easily be fixed and re-inflated; others, particularly those from the worn tread, need to be changed.
Here are some simple methods to catch tire issues before they become costly or unsafe. Take a good examination of each tire in a well-lit atmosphere. Examine for uneven tire wear, which may be induced by:
- Excessive or too little air pressure
- Problems with wheel alignment or tire balancing
- Problems with the suspension
- Uneven tire wear might be an indicator that you could have to have your tires rotated
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If you locate any of these issues, come see us for a thorough and speedy tire repair. We’ll inspect and adjust your air pressure and do an aesthetic tire check, and get you back on the road quickly!
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