Whether you are driving a car, van, driving a motorcycle or a heavy lorry, the “joy” of a flat tyre at some point is quite inevitable- even if you have run-flat tyres.
What Are The Main Causes Of Flat Tyres
This unfortunate situation, which more than often happens at an unexpected and bad moment, can seriously jeopardize a driver’s safety. A lot of reasons have been cited for the cause of having a flat tyre. Nonetheless, you need to manage the situation at any time so that you can move on safely. If you have ever been baffled for the causes of your flat tyre, below are some of the essential reasons:
Sharp Object Causing Puncture
The most common reason for a damaged tyre is by a cut or infiltration of a sharp item, for example, a nail or broken bit of glass. Over a very short time, your tyre will have a leak of air from the embedded sharp object resulting in the flat.
Valve Stem And Tyre Bead Leakage
Another common reason for tyre issues and punctures, is the valve stem leakage. The valve stem is the piece of the tyre that is unscrewed when you have to inflate your tyre. Any harm or even earth on this little piece of metal could make air spill out of the tyre until it is totally level, much the same as the valve stem leakage.
At times, air will spill from the tyre bead, which is the edge of the tyre that rests on the rim. To recognize whether there is an issue with the tyre, make sure you contact your local AMS Tyres branch and our highly trained technicians can check this for you and repair.
Devons Lovely Roads
Potholes, uneven roads, and unexpected debris can make your car’s wheels, axles, and suspension prone to damage. The more terrible the state of the street, the higher the danger of getting a damaged tyre.
Why You Should Not Over Inflate Your Tyres
An over-inflated tyre can create an undue pressure situation on the tyre leading to a sudden blowout. It is therefore crucial as a pre-emptive measure to note the maximum limit of air inflation of your tyres to avoid a blowout. You can find these details in your vehicle’s manufacturer handbook or call us.
High Temperatures Cause Tyre Punctures
Your tyre is most prone to go flat during the sultriest (warm) months of the year. High temperatures cause the air in your tyre to extend, which as a result, builds the tyre’s inward weight. When this happens, your chance for your tyre to lose pressure and even worse, become flat, is increased.
How To Avoid A Flat Tyre
You may be able to help prevent flat or blown out tyres with some preventative maintenance and pre-emptive steps. If keep yourself safe when driving, run-flat tyres are recommended. Run-flat tyres ensure that you can continue to drive for a short period of time despite a flat tyre- meaning there is no need for a roadside change.
Avoiding Road Side Hazards
Even though it is occasionally unavoidable, attempt to explore backup ways if you know you’ll be driving near active construction areas or roads that are not very much unkempt. Sharp metals, glass, nails and even potholes would all be able to cause punctures and damage a tyre. Hitting a pothole may result in harm to your tyres, wheels and other parts of the car.
Check Your Tyre Pressure
It is essential to ensure your car’s tyres are properly inflated. It has been suggested by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) use a tyre pressure gauge to check each tyre including the spare, at least monthly.
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