The tires on your vehicle are one of the most important things to maintain. When your tires are at risk of a flat or blowout it will make your vehicle unable to move. Not only that, but tire blowouts are one of the leading causes for car accidents on the road. Affordable Junk Cars & Towing would like to share some tips to help you avoid a flat tire or tire blowout to help keep you safe.
Check & Maintain Recommended Tire Air Pressure Gauge
Having the right amount of air pressure in your tires has many benefits. When your tires have the right amount of air pressure, you will get better mileage out of your tank of gas. The biggest benefit of your tire pressure being spot on is the lower risk of blowout or flat. When your tires are under-inflated, more of the tire touches the road and causes friction as you drive. When you have too much pressure in your tires, your tires are at a higher risk of damage from potholes and other obstructions in the road. In order to check your tire pressure, use a quality tire gauge. You also need to check the pressure when the tires aren’t hot from driving. You should wait a few hours for them to cool down before you check the pressure.
Rotate Your Tires
In order for your tires to wear evenly, you should have them rotated. Having them rotated when you have your oil changed is a good rule of thumb, and will ensure you get them rotated often enough. You should realistically have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles.
Tire Tread Depth Chart
Every tire has wear bars. They are so you can refer to them and know whether or not you need new tires. If the tread is flush with the wear bars, you know that it’s time for a new set of tires. The tread on your tires is an important part of road safety. When the tread on your tires is worn down, you are at a higher risk of blowouts. Not only that, but you won’t have as much control when driving in bad weather as well.
Using Lower & Higher Load Index Ratings
When you get tires, they all come with a maximum load rating. This is usually printed on the center of the tire’s sidewall. If you carry a load that is too heavy for the tires, they will not be able to support the load and you could end up with a blowout caused by excessive heat and friction.
Avoid Getting Nails in Tires By Watching Where You Drive
While driving, be mindful of the things your tires might be running over. If you are driving through a construction zone, there are more than likely screws and nails all over the place that can puncture your tires. You should also avoid driving on the shoulder of the road when possible. This is a place that debris and sharp rocks collect, and could possibly cause a flat tire as well.
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If you find yourself stranded with a flat tire, don’t hesitate to call Affordable Junk Cars & Towing for help. We offer roadside assistance and can get your car back on the road in no time. Call us today!