At some point in our driving experience, every seasoned driver has experienced a flat tire or a blowout. Leaving people frustrated and annoyed with the situation, more often than not, the flats happen at the most inconvenient time. Citywide Towing Service can come to your assistance and change your tire for you, thankfully, if you lack the skills, know-how, or tools needed for the job, to get back on the road quickly efficiently. With this in mind however, we at Citywide Towing Service discuss the common causes of flat tires.
On the roads, parking lots, even your driveway or garage floor, it is quite common to find fallen debris. A flat tire will undoubtedly result when your tire rolls over the top of any of these objects at just the right angle. The nails, industrial staples, and screws are most common offenses of debris that cause puncture holes. The structural integrity of the tire is compromised from the thread damaged caused by glass, even though it is not seemingly durable enough to puncture a hole in the tire. If the nail or other object gets dislodged from your tire, leaks can stream low, to moderate, to rapid, depending on how big the hole. If you put air in your tire and it loses the PSI quickly soon thereafter, a leak becomes fairly obvious. You can probably get your car there in time before additional damage to the tire occurs if the leak is slow. You can contact your roadside assistance company, like Citywide Towing Service in the event you need assistance changing the tire to a spare or need a tow.
Tire Sidewall Damage
Flat tires can develop from sidewall damage. The tire is deemed irreparable and will require replacing once the sidewall of the tire becomes damaged. Sidewall damage occurs when it separates the layers on the sides of the tire that allow for movement and flexibility. By cutting into the curb at just the right angle is how the sidewall is generally damaged. Causing the damage to the sidewall is often the result of taking a turn too fast, making the tire scrape on the curb creating the friction that weakens the structure. Your tire can get blow out with enough pressure and rapid damage.
Other Reasons Tire Went Flat
Poor installation, age, “balding”, or the spout is not being properly sealed can also contribute to a flat tire. Doing the steps listed below can help you avoid being in traffic before you realize the tire is leaking air, resulting in a flat tire before getting into your car.
– Take the opportunity to inspect the condition of your tires.
– Use a tire air gauge handy to ensure the pressure is adequate.
– Check for any debris in your immediate vicinity.
Making the above a habit can help you significantly reduce the risk of enduring a flat tire on your travels. Also, it can also help to have your tires routinely rotated and inspected by a professional.
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Citywide Towing Service offers roadside assistance services and can assist you with your tire change, or provide a convenient tow if a spare tire is unavailable in the event you do experience a flat tire.