What Causes a Flat Tire
Having a tire that is flat isn’t just annoying but can also be very dangerous. There are several reasons your tire could go flat. Let’s go through a few reasons you could be sitting roadside. And a few preventative measures to keep you from having a tire that is flat.
1. Sharp Objects: One of the most obvious reasons for having a tire that is flat is by driving over a sharp object on the road, such as a nail, piece of glass, a screw, an industrial staple, or other sharp debris that will puncture your tire.
How to avoid it:The best way to avoid tire punctures and blowouts from debris is by driving around the debris when you can. Whether you are driving on the highway or a parking lot, keep an eye out for screws, nails, or broken glass that may have fallen out of a pickup truck bed. Be extra attentive around and drive carefully near construction zones and on poorly-maintained roads.
2. Wear and Tear: Unfortunately, tires wear down over time. Eventually, with everyday driving, the tread of your tires wear down, leaving them open to more of a chance to a puncture to daily hazards.
How To AvoidGoing to your auto shop and getting your wheels aligned regularly will help, and have your mechanic check your tread to be sure you aren’t driving on unsafe tires. And keeping the recommended tire pressure in your tires will help extend the life of your tires.
3. Improper Inflation, are they fully staffed to meet your needs when you need them? A towing company’s job is to be there when you need them, not to work around when it’s better for them to assist you.
How To AvoidTo keep you and your passengers safe, be sure your tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Too much air or under-inflated tires can cause internal tire damage, putting you and other motorists on the road in an unsafe situation.
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