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3 Tips to Avoid Flat Tires

If dealing with a flat tire isn't something you want to add to your to-do list, then take a look at these top tips to help prevent a flat tire.

Hot Weather & Tire Pressure
Did you know that when the sun starts heating up the temperature during the summer months, it can cause the air in your tires to expand which increases your tire's pressure? While your Tire Pressure Monitoring System will alert you when your tire pressure is low, it typically won't tell you when your tire is over-inflated. Your best defensive is to check your tire pressure regularly - especially during the summer months - because an over-inflated tire increases your chances for a leak or even a blow-out.

Uneven Wear Patterns
Make sure you are rotating your tires and checking your tires' alignment according to the recommendations in your owner's manual. Tires that are not rotated and aligned can develop uneven wear patterns that can lead to a flat. Proper rotation and alignment can also help extend the life of your tires.

Road Hazards
From potholes to the occasional stray nail in a new housing development to basic road construction debris - there are lots of opportunities to run over stuff in the road that can cause an immediate flat or a slow leak that leads to a flat. It's not always practical to be able to avoid these areas in your driving so make sure you are extra attentive when driving in these hazardous areas and slow down to give yourself more time to avoid items in the road.

If you have questions about your tires, or need to schedule a service appointment, please give us a call at (786) 382-0838 or to schedule a service appointment, please click here



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