A flat tire or a blowout is experienced by most seasoned drivers at some point in their lives. Leaving people frustrated and annoyed with the situation, flats happen at the most inconvenient time. If you do not know how or have the skills or tools to change the tire, a reliable professional towing expert can come to your location and offer their roadside assistance tire changing services. Today, we at Heithcock Towing would like to elaborate on the common contributions to flat tires.
Tire Sidewall Damage from Hitting Curb
Flat tires are often the result of sidewall damage. The tire is deemed irreparable and will require replacing whenever there the sidewall of the tire becomes damaged. Allowing for flexibility and movement, sidewall damage is when it separates the layers on the sides of the tire. By cutting into the curb at just the right angle, sidewall damage often occurs. Also, your tire can get blow out with enough pressure and rapid damage.
Small Hole in Tire from Nail or Screw etc
It is common for fallen debris to litter roads, parking lots, even your driveway or garage floor. At just the right angle, when your vehicle rolls over the sorted debris, it will undoubtedly result in a flat tire. Usually, the most likely culprits of the offending debris that causes the puncture holes in tires include nails, industrial staples, and screws. Enough damage the tread and compromise the structural integrity of the tire can be inflicted though glass is usually not durable enough to puncture a hole in the tire. If the nail or other object gets dislodged from your tire, depending on how big the hole, leaks can stream low, to moderate, to rapidly. The PSI quickly lost soon thereafter a leak becomes obvious if you put air in your tire. You can probably get your car there in time before additional damage to the tire occurs if the leak is slow should you be lucky enough to be close to a tire specialist or a mechanic, otherwise, you have options. Calling for assistance in changing the tire to a spare or need a tow can be a better solution.
Other Causes of Tire Damage
Poor installation, old, “balding” or the spout is not properly sealed, tires can become flat for a number of reasons. Get in the habit of taking the opportunity to inspect the condition of your tires before getting into your car. Keep a tire air gauge handy, ensure the pressure is adequate as well. Having these habits can help prevent you from being in traffic when you realize the tire is leaking air and becomes flat.
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Call Heithcock Towing in the event you have flat tire, or your tire has blown out. Our roadside assistance experts will quickly come to your location and make the tire change with your spare; if one is unavailable, we can provide a tow to get your vehicle to a safe destination for repairs.