Every seasoned driver has experienced a flat tire or a blow out at some point. More often than not, the flats happen at the most inconvenient time, leaving people frustrated and annoyed with situation. Thankfully, if you lack the skills, know-how, or tools needed for the job, Citywide Towing can come to your assistance and change your tire for you, quickly and efficiently to get you back on the road again. But exactly causes flat tires to occur? Today, we at Citywide Towing would like to expound on the common contributions to flat tires.
Why Do I Keep Getting Flat Tires?
Tire Puncture Holes: Fallen debris on the roads, parking lots, even your driveway or garage floor is fairly common. Rolling over the top of any of these objects at just the right angle will undoubtedly result in a flat tire. The offending debris that causes the puncture holes are most commonly the nails, industrial staples and screws. Though glass is not durable enough to puncture a hole in the tire it can still inflict enough damage the tread and compromise the structural integrity of the tire.
Slow to Fast Leak in Car Tire: Depending on how big the hole, it can stream low, to moderate, to rapid, if and when the nail or other object gets dislodged from your tire. A leak becomes obvious if you put air in your tire and it loses the PSI quickly soon thereafter. If you are near a mechanic or a tire specialist, you can probably get your car there in time before additional damage to the tire occurs. If the leak is slow, if you need assistance changing the tire to a spare or need a tow, you can contact your roadside assistance company, like Citywide Towing.
Tire Sidewall Damage from Hitting Curb Etc: Sidewall damage also results in flat tires. When the sidewall of the tire becomes damaged, the tire is then deemed irreparable and will require replacing. Sidewall damage is when it separates the layers on the sides of the tire that allow for flexibility and movement.
Sidewall damage is generally accomplished by cutting into the curb at just the right angle. By taking a turn too fast the tire gets scraped on the curb creating friction, which causes the damage to the sidewall. With enough pressure and rapid damage, your tire can get blow out.
Other Flat Tire Causes: Tires can become flat for a number of reasons such as; poor installation, old, “balding”, or the spout is not properly sealed. Before getting into your car, get in the habit of taking the opportunity to inspect the condition of your tires, and if you have a tire air gauge handy, ensure the pressure is adequate, doing these things can help you avoid being in traffic before you realize the tire is leaking air, resulting in a flat tire.
Towing & Roadside Assistance Services in Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Irving, Mesquite & Greater Dallas, Texas
If you have a flat tire, or your tire has blown out, Citywide Towing offers roadside assistance services and can assist you with your tire change, or provide a convenient tow if a spare tire is unavailable. Call us to come to your rescue.