Getting a flat tire while out on the road is not a fun experience. Getting out and replacing the tire is an entire process, and not an easy one at that. And if you don’t have a spare, then you may end up waiting on the side of the road for assistance for some time. The following are a few tips that will help in preventing flat tires:
- Always check your air pressure – Tires that don’t have enough air pressure are more likely to blow out. This is because under inflated tires cause more friction. It’s also more expensive to drive on under inflated tires since they hurt your fuel economy. However, don’t over inflate your tires – doing so can also lead to damage when driving over potholes or less than ideal roads.
- Check your tire treads – Pay attention to your tire’s wear bars. These are indicator marks that are located right between the tread patterns on your tires. When your tire treads wear down, they’ll need to be replaced.
- Rotate your tires – Your vehicle’s weight is distributed unevenly, which means different amounts of stress are placed on each tire. Whenever you get your oil changed, have your tires rotated to prevent tread failure.
- Avoid over loading – Putting too much weight in your trunk can cause unnecessary pressure on your back tires.
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