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repairing flat tires the right way
Your car’s tires are the unsung heroes, carrying the brunt of potholes and glass as well as any other objects that could puncture or wear them.
Even a small puncture can compromise the safety of your vehicle and leave you on the sidelines. Flat tires can cause the wheel’s rim to drop on the road or tire tread, leading to loss of control and irreversible damage.
Tires that are not properly inflated can cause other safety issues and car problems.
- Damage to the valve system
- Sidewall damage to the tire
- Wearing an unbalanced tread
- Extremely dangerous tire blowouts can occur at high speeds
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Without TPMS sensors, it is difficult to gauge tire pressure by sight alone. Tires can be as low as 50% before they are visible to the eye. It is important to regularly check your tire pressure with a precise tire gauge. To get the best reading, check your tires in the morning before you drive them.
Tire punctures that are greater than 1/4 inch (or 6mm), cannot be repaired by technicians. If the puncture has a greater depth then, a new tire replacement will be required. It is not possible to repair large tread punctures, irregular gashes, or cuts greater than 1/4 inch.
No. These tires cannot be repaired. They are not designed to be used for stability after significant tire pressure losses. They also cannot be punctured.
Run-flats are more likely to puncture again if they are repaired. This is due to the loss of rigidity and uneven wear.
Driving on a flat tire can not only make your vehicle less responsive but could also cause structural damage to your wheel, brakes, and alignment.