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How To Avoid Needing Roadside Tire Assistance in San Diego - Avoid Flat Tires and Blowouts
You're cruising along the highway a little over the speed limit and you hit a
seemingly small dip in the road. You hear a big explosion and you feel the car jerk.
You're having trouble controlling the car and it's headed straight for the guard rail as you slam on the brakes to avoid crashing or going over the embankment.
You just experienced a blowout and in a flash, you know that you should taken better care of those tires.
Many flat tires can be avoided with the proper tire maintenance. Even more than any other part the car, the tire is literally, "where the rubber meets the road." So properly maintained tire can last longer, help you fill up less often, make sure you can turn safely I wet, icy or gravel conditions and can help you avoid flat tires and blowouts.
Don't become a statistic.
Take the following precautions to prevent a tire-related crash, accident, death or just being stranded during rush hour...
9 Ways to Avoid Tire Blowouts and Flat Tires
1. Man up on the maintenance schedule for wheel alignments and rotation. Tire rotation is typically recommended every 5000-8000 miles by most vehicle owner's manuals. But if the car is pulling to one side or the tires look uneven, it may be time for a rotation.
2. Check the tread. Replace tires of the tread depth dips below 2/32".
3. Replace old tires. Say sayonara to tires over 6 years old regardless of
mileage. The rubber in them breaks down over the years and they can become broken, brittle and bumpy, especially on the inside that you can't see.
4. Gaze for gouges. Inspect tires for punctures from nails or gouges or
5. Pump up the pressure. Keep a tire gauge handy and check the tire pressure often. The proper pressure for your tires can usually be found in the owner's manual or inside the drivers door on a sticker. Many modern vehicles (since 2008) have tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) which is handy and allows you to monitor the pressure on the go. The TPMS triggers the warning light when the tire is under-inflated by 25% or more. Even 10-15% under-inflated is dangerous so check the tire pressures often, sat once a month.
6. Avoid construction areas. Nails and other debris can often puncture a tire and it can blowout at high speeds.
7. Size Matters. Use properly sized tires for your wheel well. Sometimes
after market tires rub the wheel wells on turns or over bumps. This can cause dangerous splits in the tires.
8. Ask an expert. If you're not sure, ask an expert. Don't take unneccary
risks by driving on old, damaged or poorly repaired tires.
9. Slow your roll. Decrease your speed especially over bumps, potholes, and railroad tracks. Speeding over these hazards can cause damage to the tire and the wheel and can even cause you to lose control of the vehicle.
Avoiding flat tires and tire blowouts by maintaining your tires properly will
help to prevent life-threatening and expensive crashes.
But if you've already experienced a flat tire or blowout and need emergency roadside tire assistance call 858-217-5334 now.