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Common Tire Problems and Tips for Dealing with Them

Last updated 5 years ago

Since your vehicle’s tires are the only parts that actually come in contact with the road, they inevitably experience a lot of wear and tear. In order to stay safe on the road, it’s absolutely essential that you take good care of your tires and replace them when necessary. Here are a few of the most common tire problems and few tips for dealing with them:

  • Uneven tire tread
    Though most cars are balanced fairly well, the weight is almost never evenly distributed among all four tires. Also, the front tires of rear-wheel drive vehicles wear at different rates than the rear tires, causing uneven tire tread. In order to encourage a more even tire tread, it’s important that you have your tires rotated regularly.
  • Excessively-worn tread
    Sometimes, tires become so worn that simple rotation doesn’t do any good. If you can no longer make out the pattern of your tires’ tread, then you should get new tires as soon as possible. If you continue to drive on excessively-worn tires, they’ll eventually blow out and could cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
  • Sidewall separation
    If you ever experience a sudden vibrating while on the road, there’s a good chance that one of your tires has separated. This means that a bubble of air has begun to protrude out of the side of your tire. Since it’s extremely dangerous to drive with a sidewall separation, you’ll need to get the separated tire replaced immediately.
  • Flat tire
    The flat tire is perhaps the most common tire problem on the road and is often caused by sharp objects on the road. Luckily, flat tires can often be repaired, provided that there is enough remaining tread and the puncture isn’t on the sidewall.

If you have any questions about the condition of your vehicle’s tires, come by DeKalb Tire and Automotive Repair of Roswell. We provide automotive repair, wheel alignment, tire sales, and much more. Call us today at (404) 252-9895 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.

 

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