Is there anything more infuriating than having one of your tires blow out? It can really put a wrench in your schedule when you find yourself on the side of the road, unable to go any further with tire trouble. There are several reasons you could experience a tire blowout. It is important that you know the causes so that you can avoid this problem at all costs. Citywide Towing Service is here to share some of the main causes of tire blowouts.
Having enough air in the tires on your vehicle is extremely important. When your tires are underinflated, it can cause your tire to fail prematurely. If there isn’t enough air in your tires, it can cause undue stress on certain areas of the tire which can result in a blowout. Even if you have a vehicle that has a tire pressure indicator that tells you when your tires are underinflated, these alerts usually don’t happen until the tire is extremely low. You can be driving around on an underinflated car without realizing it much of the time.
Overloading a Vehicle with Passengers & Items
Just because you can fit a large load of gravel in your truck bed, doesn’t mean that you should. If you overload your vehicle and then drive, it can cause fatal damage to your tires. If your tires are underinflated, it can even more significant damage to them that leads to a blowout. You can figure out how much your vehicle can handle when you take a look in your owner’s manual and find the Gross Vehicular Weight Rating.
Flat Tire After Hitting Pothole
Anytime you hit a pothole, it makes the most awful noise. You just know that there was damage to your vehicle with the loud thud that you just heard. While you may not have significant damage to your vehicle, it can cause significant damage to your tires. This is especially true if you are driving a vehicle that has low profile tires. Sometimes, if you hit the pothole just right, it can cause the tire to explode right then and there.
Tire Damage Leads to Blowout
There are many ways that your tire can fail, and you experience a blowout. If your tire sustains damage in some way, it doesn’t always mean that you are going to have it blowout right away. If your tire is damaged, it may take driving on it for several more miles before you experience tire trouble. If your tire has sustained irreparable damage, it can cause what we call a slow death. This is a situation where you can keep driving for a lengthy period of time before you tire issues.
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If you are on the side of the road with a blown out tire and need help, you can call on the towing professionals at Citywide Towing Service to come to your rescue. It is our goal to get you back up and, on the road, as soon as possible. Call us today!